Our purpose

Facilitating the urban transition to a thriving, sustainable centre.

The City of Cape Town faces significant and critical challenges in providing professional service delivery to create a healthy environment for all its citizens. However, healthy development requires conscious design guided by an engaged civil society. The Greater Tygerberg Partnership was created to provide coordinated and strategic assistance to enable Bellville, the Voortrekker Road Corridor and the Greater Tygerberg region to reach its potential. We are leading the region’s transition to a thriving, sustainable urban centre.

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To make our region one of the City of Cape Town’s most inclusive, vibrant and economically prosperous areas in which to live, work, invest and play.

– OUR MISSION

To promote a partnership-based approach to local development through actively engaging local role players.

– OUR VISION

Goals and Focus Areas

Our three overarching goals

The Bellville and Parow CBDs have thriving 24-hour economies. By day, commercial centres are strengthened, with a focus on attracting high-density employment such as business process outsourcing, call centres and B-Grade office accommodation. Formal and informal retail remains a defining characteristic. By night, shop owners and leisure outlets support the new demands of students living in the area, and middle-income earners living in affordable accommodation. Effective lighting facilitates safe after-dark activities.
Public transport and open public spaces are improved to create more enjoyable, accessible and attractive shared areas. Planned tactical interventions, street festivals and cultural events enliven those spaces. Public parks in Elsiesriver green belt and Hardekraaltjie are particular focus areas. Wifi hotspots throughout the CBDs facilitate virtual connections.
Urban transition-thinking opens up options for the city of the future, supported by safety, cleanliness and social development - which are core components of an urban regeneration strategy. The GTP supports the Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District (VRCID), and other stakeholders and initiatives, such as the Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme (MURP) to ensure effective urban management. Activations with social development partners such as MES and The Haven, including urban gardening, Safe Spaces and pop-up sports, will improve lives.

Where we work

Our work is focused on the northern urban areas of the Greater Cape Town metropole.

The Greater Tygerberg region is considered a key area due to its central location, the amount of employment opportunities, the existing facilities available in the area and the existing levels of infrastructure.

Our operational boundary stretches from Goodwood in the west to Stikland in the east, and from Khayelitsha in the south into the Tygerberg Hills and northern urban areas, up to and including Durbanville Hills and its wine valley.

The Voortrekker Road Corridor forms an integral part of this area. It comprises the areas alongside Voortrekker Road from Salt River Circle through to the Stikland Bridge on the outskirts of Bellville. It is bounded by the N1 to the north and the R300 and Salt River to the east and west respectively.

WHO WE WORK WITH

  • Residents, students, commuters & visitors
  • Socio-economic & culturally diverse communities
  • Excellent tertiary education institutions
  • Civil society organisations
  • Health & wellness institutions
  • Significant corporate anchors
  • Solid SMME presence & professional services
  • Local & regional government
  • Established industrial areas
  • Existing shopping centres & other retail
  • Winelands leisure tourism
  • Transport hubs
  • Sports & cultural facilities
  • Property owners & developers

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Our structure

The Greater Tygerberg Partnership is a non-profit organisation (NPC). It is overseen by a Board of Directors, supported by an advisory council. Warren Hewitt, CEO leads the team in its daily operations.

  • Board Of Directors
  • Advisory Council
  • CEO & Management Team
  • Voting Members

ANNUAL REPORT

Annual Report 2017
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Annual Report 2016
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Annual Report 2015
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Annual Report 2014
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Our approach

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ENGAGE
With relevant stakeholders
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FACILITATE
Projects and programmes
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IMPLEMENT
Decisions and plans
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EVALUATE
Progress and development