The City of Cape Town has unveiled its vision for a massive new MyCiTi interchange in the heart of Philippi that is set to transform the area fundamentally. Announcing the plan yesterday, Mayoral Committee member for transport Brett Herron gave details of how the City hopes the convergence of of six MyCiTi routes on the corner of Eisleben Road and Govan Mbeki Road will be a catalyst to spark development in the area.
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PEDI is delighted to announce that we have taken up offices in the Philippi Village precinct. We are excited to now be located in this busy hub in the heart of Philippi East .
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Young entrepreneurs with great ideas are invited to pitch their ideas to the SAB KickStart Truck that will be at Philippi Village this Friday, 24 June 216, or to enter online before 15 July to win business assistance.
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Philippi is set to become a focus for development of a metal industry cluster, particularly in the area of metal furniture manufacture, after a City of Cape Town study showed that this industry is already taking shape in the area and could be consolidated to boost the local economy.
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Planners from a range of departments from the City of Cape Town gathered at Philippi Village to hear from researchers about the key services that Philippi needs to be able to grow.
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Work has started in Stock Road to prepare for the expansion of the MyCiTi public transport network, with contractor Martin & East having begun grading and clearing work.
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PEDI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dhladhla Foundation to develop a Tunnel Farming operation in the heart of Philippi that will not only provide jobs for local residents, but will also eventually be the location of a training academy for emerging farmers.
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A thriving social and environmental start-up business is starting to make waves in Cape Town. Not only has Waste to Food managed to show that there is real commercial value in recycling our food waste, but the business has now been recognised with an award from the University of Stel-lenbosch’s Small Business Academy.
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Out of the ruins of a derelict cement factory in the heart of one of Cape Town’s poorest suburbs, an astonishing hub of enterprise and activity is rising. Philippi Village has ambitions to change the way local business in the area is conducted, offering the kind of A-grade office environment you might expect in the buzz of Cape Town’s trendier urban spaces.
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The reimagining of Philippi East, a blighted suburb of Cape Town that has struggled to shake off the yoke thrust upon it by Apartheid’s economic design, is one step closer to possibility as authorities prepare to break ground on the first of a series of catalytic infrastructure projects that hold the promise of radical change.
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