KLAPMUTS

WESTERN CAPE

“They said that we should put barbed wire on top of the school fence. I said no. This school belongs to the community. It is theirs. They must protect it.” – Ronnie Frans, principal, Klapmuts Primary School.

Klapmuts has a rich history which is still evident in some of the historical buildings that are still in use. The Klapmuts Hotel, for example, dates back to the 1800s and is the second oldest hotel in the Western Cape. Today, Klapmuts is home to a diverse community with the potential to become a thriving hub to serve the surrounding area. It is also home to dynamic community members who are demonstrating what it means to “be the change you want to see in the world”.

Co-creating safer communities

Co-creating safer communities

A small group of unarmed women patrol the streets of a neighbourhood where the sound of gunshots rings out at night. A team gathers in the make-shift corrugated iron structure that is home to the ‘boardroom’ where they plan both safety and sports activities for their...

Cocreate Hub | Celebrating a year

Cocreate Hub | Celebrating a year

Sometimes words fall short. And today is such a day. Words fall short to even begin to describe the journey of the CoCreate Hub Stellenbosch - a journey to transform an old, disused municipal clinic into an inviting space where entrepreneurship is celebrated, local...

Klapmuts celebrates Youth Day

Klapmuts celebrates Youth Day

Youth Day 2022 saw young and old gather for a jam-packed programme in Klapmuts in the Western Cape. Some 250 energetic community members ensured that adrenaline levels were at an all-time high with activities ranging from netball, soccer, a marathon, “boere sport”...

R1 million milestone for PoMT COVID-19 relief

R1 million milestone for PoMT COVID-19 relief

Over the past five months, the Proud of my Town (PoMT) programme has invested over R1 million towards a host of relief and recovery interventions in 13 communities across seven provinces. Ranyaka has been rolling out the multi-faceted PoMT programme in a growing...

What about the children?

What about the children?

Over the past four years, Nedbank's Proud of my Town (PoMT) programme has invested over R1 million towards supporting Early Childhood Development centres. With the ECD sector hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic and a nationwide lockdown, PoMT made it possible for us...

Keep on keeping on

Keep on keeping on

Keep on Keeping on (KOKO for short): This is the motto that keeps Michelle Maluqua going, regardless of tough times and difficult circumstances. Better known as Mich, Michelle is the founder of MJ Events and Hiring in Klapmuts in the Western Cape. Michelle is also a...