Stop All Evictions of the Unique ERF 81 Eco Village Community in Tamboerskloof Cape Town
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The ERF 81 Eco Village in Tamboerskloof needs your support to strongly and wholeheartedly oppose the eviction of this harmonious and unique community by the state!
This non-racial community is a shining example of a new future, of an alternative way of living in urban space that supports all members of the community and the land, and that has evolved despite the insecurity of its tenure on the land. The farm is an example of sustainable living in harmony with nature that we can envision as a way to live for all South Africans.
The ERF 81 community have lived and settled harmoniously on the farm for more than 20 years since the mid 1990s. It is a unique, integrated, non- racial and thriving eco-village of more than 30 long- term residents (mothers and fathers who have raised their children on the land). It has provided a significant safe haven in the city bowl for children in need (children without secure homes, disadvantaged children, children who have been abandoned and abused), providing homes, access and support for education, nourishment and healing for minors and youths for more than twenty years. It is also a settlement for rescued and abused animals and at present there are many settled animals also living on the farm including horses, goats, sheep, dogs, geese and many more.
ERF 81 has a developed perma-culture farm that provides food and organic produce for its residents and the community at large through the much loved and supported initiative Tyisa Nabanye. The eco village provides support for micro businesses through Tyisa Nabanye’s weekly food and goods market, agriculture and agri-tourism, public benefit initiatives, a pre primary school, arts and culture activities and a theatre, and early childhood development through a much loved community animal farm. It is also an accessible ‘greenspace’ in the city bowl for ecological awareness and preservation of indigenous renosterveld.
You can help us today by following us on Facebook (Erf 81), signing our petitions, coming to visit our beautiful farm and attending our awesome community market Tyisa Nabanye, where we have surprise artists performing in aid of our cause!
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bettina malcomess needs your help with “Minister and Deputy Minister of Human Settlements: Stop All Evictions of the unique ERF 81 Eco Village community in Tamboerskloof Cape Town”. Join bettina and 2,858 supporters today.