Corobrik donated 250m² worth of paving for the Europe Informal Settlement Upgrade Project in Cape Town. Europe is located on the Cape Flats and was established on an old landfill site where drainage posed a major problem. Water pooled at tap points as a result, while pedestrian routes in and out of the settlement became inaccessible whenever it rained. This required interventions in the form of soakaways, platforms, structures and waterpoint upgrades.
“The Rotary Clubs of Noon Gun, Newlands and Weerd (Netherlands) wish to express their deepest and sincerest thanks for the more than generous donation of pavers for our Europe Informal Settlement Upgrade Project. We are most grateful for the change it has made in the lives of residents.”
Claire du Trevou
Rotary Noon Gun President
Rotary Noon Gun collaborated with Yes & Landscape Architecture on the project. The construction team comprised 70% local labour, while the upgrade project itself was funded by a Rotary Foundation Global Grant and approved by the City of Cape Town. JG Afrika provided professional engineering services while Africa Unite oversaw the community liaison, monitoring and evaluation.
Such has been the impact on the quality of life of the local community that the public plaza for which the bulk of the paving was allocated for is already being used for soccer, games and social gatherings,
Corobrik Western Cape Sales Manager
Corobrik is always proud to be associated with development initiatives in the regions where we operate. This important upgrade project is uplifting a disadvantaged community and empowering it to become an active roleplayer in building a better future for South Africans.