Bioregional South Africa

Bioregional is seeking opportunities to build One Planet Communities in South Africa. We’ve had a presence in the country since 2002 when at the UN’s World Summit on Sustainable Development we supported Johannesburg EcoCity Trust in creating a demonstration of eco-houses and a community centre in Ivory Park Township.

 

Subsequently we hosted a number of One Planet workshops for various cities and other organisations in South Africa including land developers Tongaat Hulett Developments, at the DBSA (Development Bank of South Africa) and with the University of KwaZulu Natal’s School of Civil Engineering. With the New Economics Foundation we have supported an enterprise development project in Waterloo, a township near Durban, based on our Equity and Local Economy Principle. Over R500,000 in microfinance was brokered in for businesses in the area and over 30 enterprises supported with economic literacy tools.

In 2014/15 Bioregional South Africa’s focus has been on supporting small scale vegetable growers with food security and marketing of surplus produce, working with Partner Farmers. Financial support for the food growers of Waterloo for 2014/15 has been facilitated by the Foundation for Human Rights funded by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and the European Union under the Sector Budget Support Programme Access to Justice and the Promotion of Constitutional Rights.

Bioregional South Africa was founded in 2010 and is an environmental Trust (reg. no: IT1413/2008) and a registered Non-Profit organisation (reg. no: 096-221). It is also a Public Benefit Organisation with the Tax Exemption Unit of SARS (reg. no: 930029973).

Contact

c/o 1 Dover Road
Westville 3629

Durban,
KwaZuluNatal
South Africa
+27 (0)31 266 8939
sarah.alsen@bioregional.com