A FIRST-OF-ITS KIND ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT HUB FOR STELLENBOSCH

For many years, the old clinic at 7 Victoria Street in the town of Stellenbosch nurtured the physical health of local communities. In 2020, the historical clinic will be transformed into a unique space that will open the doors to economic inclusivity in Stellenbosch – nurturing the vibrant entrepreneurial spirit in our midst to the benefit of all our local communities.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO TURN THIS VISION INTO A REALITY.

The hub’s crowdfunding campaign will launch in 2020. Financial contributions as well as donations-in-kind are tax-deductible – and your gift, whether big or small, makes you part of something really special. A chance to unlock opportunity. Build bridges. Transform brokenness into potential.

WHERE IS THE HUB?

The old clinic (future hub) occupies a prime spot in the very heart of Stellenbosch – a mere stone’s throw from Eikestad Mall and within easy walking distance from the University campus, the town’s main taxi rank, businesses, restaurants and tourist attractions.

WHAT WILL THE HUB OFFER?

  • Affordable co-working, hot desking and office space

  • Meeting and training rooms

  • Trading/retail space for local products, art, crafts and services

  • Training and incubation services

  • Business mentoring

  • Internet connectivity and office equipment (e.g. access to printers and copiers)

  • Support in including these businesses into the local supply chain (e.g. assisting service providers to qualify for contracts and submit tenders)

  • Space for local NGOs that focus specifically on Enterprise Development/entrepreneurial development

WHO WILL THIS SPACE CATER FOR?

Ranyaka’s Building Business programme focuses on assisting entrepreneurs who come from marginalised communities who might not otherwise have access to opportunities such as these. Our focus aligns with the specifications as stipulated in the Municipality’s requirements with regards to the beneficiaries of this hub.

Entrepreneurs who register on our database to express interest in making use of this space should meet the following criteria:

  • B-BBEE business owners (majority black-owned)

  • Be South African citizens

  • Be over the age of 18 years

  • Reside and conduct business within the Stellenbosch municipal boundaries (this includes the suburbs of Kylemore, Pniel, Lanquedoc, Johannesdal, Klapmuts, Kayamandi, Jamestown, Cloetesville, Idas Valley, Vlottenburg, Franschhoek, Lynedoch, Raithby)

Please contact us if you are interested, but are uncertain as to whether your area falls within the municipal boundaries.

DEAR INVESTOR

Funders, sponsors and donors who contribute towards this vision qualify for tax exemption as Ranyaka is a registered Public Benefit Organisation. Contact us if you can see yourself playing an instrumental role in helping us turn this vision into a reality!

WHERE DO YOU FIT INTO THE PICTURE?

Sign up today for more information. Click on the bubble that applies to your area of interest.

ARTIST’S RENDERS – LET’S REIMAGINE THIS SPACE

These are not the final designs for the future hub. These are simply artistic renders of some areas within the potential hub space. Our design process is open and collaborative. We welcome your ideas and input. Creative ideas shared by visitors at the Open Days in October 2019, the inputs from a collaborative Corporate Identity workshop held earlier in the year and the ongoing input of interested parties are all taken into consideration.

HUB OPEN DAYS

From 17 to 19 October 2019 the Stellenbosch community at large, entrepreneurs, students, scholars, tourists, passers-by, potential funders and other interested parties visited the old clinic in its current, pre-renovated condition. Visitors could view the proposed plans for the facility as they participated in a series of interactive displays – voicing ideas for this exciting facility as part of an inclusive and open design and visioneering process.

Missed out? No problem.

If you missed out on our open days in October 2019, please contact us so that we can add your details to our mailing list for future open days or to arrange a hub visit.

LET US KNOW HOW YOU'D LIKE TO GET INVOLVED

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