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Dignity for the less fortunate

The 689th International Street Store was held in the Bellville CBD on Friday, 1 December. The Street Store, started in Cape Town but now an international phenomenon, is the world’s first rent free, premises free, no cost pop up clothing store […]

December 6th, 2017|

Cape Town’s Urban Transition Heads North

As far as opportunity goes, none has more relevance and potential than Bellville and the much spoken of Voortrekker Road Corridor (VRC). At the heart of the 19km stretch of economic activity, comprising some 8000 hectares, is the capital of […]

November 30th, 2017|

Braai day with a difference! Connecting Bellville’s communities through food. #MYGTP

On Saturday, the 30th of September 2017, The Greater Tygerberg Partnership (GTP) hosted a Heritage month braai with a difference! The Bellville CBD is home to over 700 homeless people, who share the area with business, civil society and academic institutions. Our goal was to honour the spirit of Heritage month by creating an opportunity for connection between these groups. And how better to do it than over some coals.

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October 11th, 2017|

Help us dress people with dignity at Bellville’s first pop-up Street Store

The Street Store is the world’s first rent-free, premises-free, free pop-up clothing store for the homeless. Over 500 Street Stores have already taken place around the world, enabling homeless people to choose their own clothes with dignity. Now The Street Store is coming to Bellville, and we want to encourage everyone in our community to get involved.

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October 9th, 2017|

Cape Town International Airport achieves 27% passenger increase

In 2016, Cape Town International Airport set a record: it passed the 10 million passenger mark after
an impressive 16% growth in international passenger traffic.

In 2017, the airport has done even better. In just 6 months (from January to June 2017), […]

October 3rd, 2017|

Hero of Bellville: Johan Potgieter, changing perceptions through clothing

Welcome to the second blog in our Hero of Bellville Spotlight series. Our goal is to encourage, inspire, connect and promote people who are making a difference – or doing things differently – in the Greater Tygerberg area.

Our hero this month is Johan Potgieter, an entrepreneur with an eye for design and a passion to change perceptions of Bellville through his clothing range, Rich Boy Clothing.

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September 27th, 2017|

GTP Hero spotlight: Carl Burger, a man invested in the future of the Voortrekker Road Corridor

Welcome to our new blog series – The GTP hero spotlight. The goal is to encourage, inspire, connect and promote people who are making a difference – or doing things differently – in the Greater Tygerberg area.

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August 3rd, 2017|

GTP conference review: Unlocking our urban future

On a cold and misty Tuesday morning near the end of June, the Greater Tygerberg Partnership welcomed over 100 local entrepreneurs, business owners, developers, investors and social innovators to the Century City Conference Centre.

Warm conversation and hot ideas were the […]

June 30th, 2017|

GTP welcomes Noorudeen Roman as Project Manager

Meet our newest recruit, Noorudeen Roman, who comes highly recommended from the City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority.

Wonderful things are happening here at the Greater Tygerberg Partnership. In April, we welcomed our new CEO, Warren Hewitt; last […]

June 30th, 2017|

Meet the winners of our social innovation challenge

We invited local entrepreneurs and students to come up with innovative solutions to our area’s biggest social and economic challenges. Here are our winners. In May, we launched our Innovation Competition 2017 in partnership with SustNet. The challenge was to […]

June 30th, 2017|