Looking back at 2020

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Dec 1, 2020


In the last year, we’ve seen how much can be achieved when we access all points of our ecosystem, through the partnerships we have with the public and private sectors. Partnerships come into play at different levels. On one hand, our current primary funder, the City of Cape Town, provides strategic input aligned with their long-term plans to redevelop Bellville. On the other, our relationships with others such as non-governmental organisations (NGO), schools, universities, small businesses or multi-national corporations, among others are based on a mutual understanding of the need to activate shared resources, skills or connections. 

We are always looking for connections with those in our community who can help us achieve our own objectives, and to promote the objectives of those who support us. We’re actively inviting individual, business or institutions embers of the Bellville community to get involved in re-invigorating our city. 

Building a city is about more than infrastructure. It’s also about community. The community of Bellville is made up of individuals from all walks of life and businesses of all sizes. This combination creates a potent opportunity to make deep local connections. We have a long-term vision of Bellville as a connected, thriving, sustainable urban centre, and we want every person and business in the area to feel a sense of ownership of that same vision. Supporting local businesses, getting involved in local activities and exploring everything the local environment has to offer are important parts of that.  

There are many ways to get involved and this can manifest in different ways. Financial contributions are one way, but we also welcome help in the form of expertise, services connections, partnership, collaborations, time and facilities. Doing so will bring us closer as a community and will deliver much-needed change to Bellville sooner. And your contribution will be tax-deductible too: we’ll issue you with a Section 18A certificate for your tax records.   

I would like to thank everyone who supported us during the course of this year. The City of Cape Town, our primary funders; the Western Cape Government; our partners the Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District; Cipla Foundation; PETCO, Sanlam, MES and many others. I’d also like to thank the GTP board, my team and especially the individuals and businesses in Bellville. Thank you for all you’ve done to help us make progress in this extraordinary year. We look forward to working with you all in the coming year, to help drive real, tangible change in Bellville – for the benefit of everyone who lives, works and visits here. 

For a more detailed round up of our events for the year, download our annual report here.  

Our AGM is taking place at 3pm on 2 December. To attend this virtual event, contact .