A call to action in 2021

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Feb 4, 2021


A note from our CEO, Warren Hewitt

Our work is enabled by the support of many organisations and individuals who provide assistance in the form of financial grants, time and expertise. We’re grateful to everyone who has done so over the years. In particular, our primary funders, the City of Cape Town, continues to offer guidance and valuable resources, knowledge and connections that help us drive our plans forward. Others, including Sanlam, and CIPLA, DevMark, Growthpoint and Tygervalley Shopping Centre broaden that network of support.

It’s February, and so perhaps too late for new year’s resolutions, but today I want to encourage you to make a resolution to take action.

The GTP was created as a public-private partnership, and in this, partnership is the key word. This year we will be increasing our calls to action, for the community to get involved and in doing so, to help us accelerate the plans for Bellville’s regeneration.

We believe that Bellville is the most opportunistic area in South Africa. Bellville is a city in transition, moving towards a thriving, prosperous and inclusive community within a more compact, sustainable and affordable radius. Like many of the properties in the area, Bellville is a city with good ‘bones’ – that is, well-established intellectual and commercial assets and well-developed developed infrastructure.

That’s where you come in.

This year, we’re intensifying our call for partners to help drive progress in Bellville. We are facilitators, co-ordinators and connectors. We’re looking for funders to provide financial support in the form of grants, CSI donations or investments in new and existing ideas. We’re looking for partners to support our projects. We’re looking for decision-makers to pursue real opportunities.

The GTP is the gateway to opportunity in Bellville. Join us. Please drop me a line to discuss what you need or how you’d like to get involved.