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Hennops Valley Conservancy to uplift the community

14 February 2011 No Comment

The Hennops Valley Conservancy negotiated the lease of a piece of land at a minimal cost from the Costas Cheese Shop.

The land has three existing sheds which are in the process of being revamped and will be utilized for community upliftment with an anticipated employment opportunity for at least 300 people.

The Hennops Valley Conservancy intends establishing an informal business sector project on the leased site that will include amongst others, arts & crafts stalls where skilled traders could manufacture and sell their wares seven days a week.

A consistent weekend flea market for informal traders starting on 5 March 2011 will enable them to grow and develop their business. People will also be able to auction unused items.

Furthermore a Pottery Workshop and Training Centre will equip previously disadvantaged communities with skills, thereby uplifting the surrounding informal settlements.

An ethnic and cultural village where different communities around the area are represented and showcased to create a “Rainbow Nation” atmosphere and vibe, as well as a basic healthcare clinic to serve the community at minimal or no cost, are also been planned.

A recreational area for children will be developed as well as a hiking, cycling and equestrian trial to educate the community and school children on the variety of indigenous Flora and Fauna of the area.

The development by the Hennops Valley Conservancy will see the upliftment of the community, creating jobs and establish a Meander where businesses will be promoted to boost tourism to the area.

The area will be developed while still keeping its bio-diversity in mind to establish a healthy but natural environment for future enjoyment.

A proposed new mining development on the adjacent property is been opposed by the Hennops Valley Conservancy as it could have a negative effect on the Conservancy’s efforts to uplift the community as well as be detrimental to the environment.

For further information please contact Mohamed Dockrat on 082 379 1555 or Wolf Gribnitz on 082 461 6102

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