THE PLAN WITH A PURPOSE
Initially you may think our plan is a little far-fetched. However, this hsa been well researched for many years. It all started with the Grabouw Sustainable Development Initiative (GSDI) where, in 2005, six towns were identified as having been severely negatively impacted by the system of Aparteide. In consultation with the local community, the Development Bank of South Africa put a plan together, balancing the best interests of the environment, the economy and the community, that would create a new, sustainable Grabouw. The GSDI became the blueprint for the future development of Grabouw and was adopted into the forward planning of the Theewaterskloof Municipality. Unfortunately the plan was never carried through and the GSDI remained dormant for over a decade.
The Grabouw Beautiful Campaign was encouraged by the municipality at the community to reignite this vision. Grabouw Beautiful has refined the original plans to suit the existing situation and, if anything, this plan has become even more ambitious and more revolutionary in transforming Grabouw into a modern South African town where the needs of every single person are taken into account.
Our dream may be ambitious and we know there is a mountain to climb. But never fear! The enthusiasm of the people in our town has inspired us to aim even higher. Our masterplan reflects this in that it continues to evolve as we see more and more potential.
This plan is called VISION2020 and is broken down into a number of inter-related projects, all with the sole focus of developing Grabouw into a destination of choice for tourism and enabling us to be self-sustainable for the long-term.
The first project we are getting underway is Klein Begin Skills and Job Creation Centre. You can read about that and the rest of our planned projects by clicking on the buttons or photos below: