Beautiful Gate is celebrating its Class of 2017 after all learners in the matric cohort of the organisation's After School programme passed their school-leaving exams.
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PEDI has welcomed the announcement by the Provincial Department of Agriculture that a study will be undertaken to understand the agricultural value of the Philippi Horticultural Area.
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The Philippi Economic Development Initiative (PEDI) is deeply distressed by the loss of a leading member of the Philippi community, Councillor Xolile Gwangxu, who has given so much to the people of the area through his work as a Director of PEDI and as a highly regarded and trusted Councillor.
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The R3-million PEDI Urban Agriculture Academy was launched today in the precinct of the Philippi Fresh Produce Market, showcasing a ground-breaking organic vegetable growing system. This alternative to conventional farming has been welcomed as a model that can be economically transformative for the area which struggles with poverty and unemployment.
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Big changes are on the cards for the Philippi area as the Airports Company of South Africa has just been granted environmental approval for its R3.18 billion plans to realign the runway at Cape Town International Airport.
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Work is under way to create an emerging farmer training facility at the PEDI Urban Agriculture Academy in Philippi.
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Youth development activist Babalwa Jama has joined the PEDI board, bringing with her a wealth of experience in issues facing the youth of the Philippi area.
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A meeting of informal traders in the Philippi East area has given traders an opportunity to express their views on the impact of changes coming to the area that are likely to affect their business operations in the near future.
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The management of the peace officer project in the Philippi area has been taken over by the City of Cape Town Law Enforcement office. This follows the pilot phase of the peace officer project in terms of which PEDI had agreed to give the officers space for their base station at the PEDI office.
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