To provide a financially sustainable win-win solution to a range of competing key stakeholder interests, while ensuring benefits to as many stakeholders and communities in the region as possible.

vision -oude molen eco village

You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no results.” – Gandhi

Overall Aim

To continue transforming the Oude Molen property into a unique micro enterprise eco village to be managed as a social enterprise benefiting local communities and acting as a catalyst for socio-economic, environmental and educational development in the region and becoming a successful flagship project that can be replicated

Key Objectives

  • Preserving the unique location, social, economic and recreational potential and public urban park character of the property
  • Complementing the Two Rivers Urban Park (TRUP) initiative, the Provincial Regeneration Programme vision and the World Design Capital 2014 programme for the City
  • Providing affordable rental rates to micro enterprises, non-profit organisations, educational institutions and mixed income residential occupants
  • The inclusion of non-profit and educational institutions that can provide socio-economic, environmental and educational services to local and neighbouring communities
  • Creating a unique sought-after destination for local and international tourism
  • Optimising the use of renewable energy and water saving technology throughout the eco village development
  • Providing a variety of social and recreational facilities such as; equestrian activities, public swimming pool, picnic and braai facilities, public playgrounds and an amphitheatre for music and cultural events
  • Offering craft and food markets for informal sector employment opportunities
  • Providing space for urban agriculture and communal food gardens
  • For all enterprises to offer job shadowing opportunities to unemployed youth
  • Distributing profits towards additional socio-economic, environmental and educational development in the region


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