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EDIBLE-LANDSCAPING ( future hub farms of the townships)

Open source farm that people can interact with , a food hub library for communities in townships .

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Illussion xiix Pty ltd

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Youth Organisation (between 18 - 30 years old)

If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.

Bookbrigde,green business college

Website of Legally Registered Entity

How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • 3-10 years

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?

Johannesburg and Pretoria

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?

Kemptorn park, tembisa

Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

Winterveld mabupane

What country is your selected Place located in?

Southern Africa

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

selected the place as its a place which disadvantage and has a rate of poverty due to growing number of the population.This place is important to me as its based in an area close to major city's of south Africa but still is under developed. I am connected area as its a place of my child hood I grew up in that area and I have many memories in that area.

Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

The name Thembisa is a Nguni word meaning “promise” and “hope”, was later misspelled as Tembisa. When the settlement was founded, it carried a lot of hope and promise for a brighter future for its inhabitants. Though its initial residents were forcefully removed from parts of Kempton Park and Edenvale, for the purpose of clearing blacks from "white areas", settling in Tembisa also marked the end of years of harassment by apartheid authorities, and a reprieve from a life of squalor in their previous settlements. Today Tembisa enjoys better infrastructure and its population has grown exponentially in the past 20 years, with its attraction being its location in the heart of Gauteng province's industrial zone The township was founded in 1957. After the Afrikaner-dominated National Party gained power in 1948 and began to implement apartheid, the pace of forced removals and the creation of townships outside legally designated white areas increased. The Johannesburg council established new townships for black people evicted from the city's freehold areas. In 1956, townships were laid out for particular ethnic groups as part of the state's strategy to sift black people into groupings that would later form the building blocks of the so-called "independent homelands". It is the second largest township in Gauteng, following Soweto. In 1977 the government initiated the Community Councils and in 1982 upgraded them to Town Councils, under the Black Local Authorities Act. The government vested limited powers on these councils but without financial muscle. Therefore, to raise revenue for purposes of developing the townships, the councils increased rent and service charges. This caused the residents in different townships, including Tembisa, to establish civic structures to resist the rent and service charge increases.[3] In 2016, on July 25, residents were caught off guard when a tornado hit the area. The twister started in Kempton Park and moved over to Tembisa, causing the most destruction here. Around 20 individuals were seriously injured and in excess of 400 were left destitute. A standout amongst the most noticeable sights was the damage caused to the Phumulani Mall, where the rooftop crumbled after the tornado passed through it The township was not historically allowed to create employment centres within its area, so almost all of its residents commute daily to their employment destinations in places such as Kempton Park, Olifantsfontein, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Midrand. Rail Metrorail operates commuter trains between Tembisa and central Johannesburg. Train stations are Tembisa in the east, Limindlela in the center and Leralla in the west. Oakmoor and Olifansfontein stations are in the far east but is serviced by trains heading to Pretoria. its a good place to live in.

What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?


Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

Diets the place is growing fast and the is lack of infrastructure of developing near by farms as the cost of living is increasing everyday as most of the youth is faced with unemployment as most are not compatible with the new industrial revolution technology . as the area used to be a mining area the are same environmental factors that are being over looked and need to be addressed.

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

The solution that we in vision is to built hub farms that will serve as that became a flexible farm that create employment in those disadvantaged area hubs that bring sills through farming as to serve the growing population of tembisa and the surrounding areas we bringing hydroponic skills to young and old to uplift our community with 4th industrial information that will sustain them and the environment.

High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

It may change the life of the people as it will create jobs for people in the community ,also bringing about new opportunity for people around as we want to create entrepreneurs that will push innovation forward.

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

our vision is build type of farms the want to built on mar in townships where most of the mass are located as the is a need for change on how people view food and how it is distributed our solution is considering the factor of people diet which is an issue as it is mass produced we bring technology that can help the environment but decreasing pesticide and clean farming practice are adopted .

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

  • Facebook

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Hi Mpho Sekati  Welcome to the Prize Community!
It is lovely to see a Vision being built for open source farms as a resource to build food security as well as communities.
We've built a very comprehensive Food Vision Prize Toolkit with a lot of information, activities, and guidelines. The Toolkit will help you refine your Vision and make it systemic, human-centred and well informed for the future.
Here's the link to the Prize Toolkit:

Look forward to seeing your Vision evolve in the coming weeks.