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ctgm-africanhome

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Fair Trade
African Home creates artisinal crafts and provides work for members of disadvantaged communities. Products include Zulu beadwork and basketry, Xhosa embroidery and Ndebele design.
ctgm-oudemolenecovillage

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  • Environmental Education
  • Farmers or Local Market
  • Green Enterprise
  • Healthy Dining
  • Organic or Local Food
Oude Molen Eco Village on the border of Pinelands is a holistic, environmentally-friendly village of micro-businesses, non-profit organisations and social enterprise services. This vibrant and diverse village community provides jobs, food security and youth development to the local communities.
ctgm-bicycleempowermentnetwork

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  • Bicycle Site
  • Significant Organization or Agency
  • Social Enterprise
The Bicycling Empowerment Network aims to promote sustainable social and economic empowerment through the use of bicycles. This includes supplying donated and affordable bicycles to disadvantaged communities and institutions. These bikes are distributed via various projects and through Bicycling Empowerment Centres (BECs), entrepreneur-based businesses that BEN helps to set up in their target communities.
Oasis

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  • Recycling
  • Reuse Shop / Market
  • Reuse Shop or Market
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Oasis began as Oasis Special School in 1952, providing education for learners with intellectual disability who were excluded from mainstream schooling. As the children grew older, there was the challenge of where they would be able to work, with many failed attempts to place them into the formal job market. In response, we opened the Oasis Protective Workshop, a...
Tsoga

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Originally constructed to house the Tsoga Environmental Centre, this eco-friendly building now houses a temporary computer centre. As the building neared completion, Tsoga (a community-based NGO that aids the environment and is involved in social upliftment) unfortunately lost their funding. In 2005 the center won the Holcim Awards Bronze for Africa Middle East and quickly became a standard stop...
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The Sustainability Institute (SI) was established in Lynedoch Ecovillage in 1999 to provide a space for people to explore an approach to creating a more equitable society. At the core of the SI’s work has been finding ways of living that sustain rather than destroy the eco-system within which all society is embedded. Our focus on children led to...
camphill_village_farm

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  • Eco-Agriculture or Permaculture
  • Eco-Tour Nature Walk
  • Organic or Local Food
Camphill Village provides a safe environment in which to live and work for between 80 and 90 intellectually challenged adults, so that they can experience a meaningful and fulfilling life. It is set on a farm, 40km north of Cape Town and has 13 houses and several enterprises in which Residents work. There are currently over 100 Camphill Communities...
Soil for Life

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Soil for Life is a public benefit organisation that teaches people how to grow their own food, improve their health and wellbeing, and nurture and protect the environment. We believe EVERYONE has the potential to grow nutritious food, with whatever resources they have available. Since we started in 2002 we have helped thousands of people in resource poor...
Abalimi

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Abalimi Bezekhaya (meaning farmers of the home in isiXhosa), established 1982, is a non-profit micro-farming organisation that aims to provide basic human necessities for indigent persons, by assisting impoverished groups and communities within the area of Greater Cape Town known as the Cape Flats to establish and maintain their own vegetable gardens, so as to enable those groups...
Neighbourhood goods market

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  • Eco Products
  • Farmers or Local Market
  • Healthy Dining
  • Organic or Local Food
  • Recycling
Begun with a vision of reviving the community market as a social institution, The Neighbourgoods Market was held for the first time in September of 2006. Housed in the historic sky-lit warehouse of The Old Biscuit Mill, the market quickly established itself as a catalyst for - and celebration of - the urban renaissance that has seen the once...
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