Neighbourhood News Update: 15 July 2022


The V&A Waterfront has reaffirmed its commitment to lessening the impact of plastics on the environment by signing up to the SA Plastics Pact, as well as hosting a new research study with restaurants in the precinct on ways to eliminate harmful plastics.

The Plastics Pact aims to change the way plastic products and packaging are designed, used, and reused. This is to ensure that plastics are valued and not regarded as cheap and easily disposable waste.

V&A Waterfront’s Custodial Services Senior Manager Petro Myburgh said joining the SA Plastics Pact was one more step the Waterfront was taking in striving to be “a neighbourhood free of single-use plastics” and to be a world leader in systems-based circular design and innovative plastic waste management practices.

Petro Myburgh, Senior Manager: Custodial Services










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Joy from Africa recognised at top marketing awards

Our neighbourhood’s Joy from Africa to the World festive celebration showcase celebrating the warmth and creativity of the African continent received an adjudicators commendation at this year’s Marketing Achievement Awards held in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening. The campaign was celebrated for brave strategy and beautiful execution and how it was able to showcase a solid and smart interpretation of South African insights into relevant and brand-right collateral, all firmly rooted in South African innovation and experience.

The idea was first sparked three years ago when the V&A Waterfront questioned its approach to the annual festive celebration with a view to challenge age old narratives. Why not an African Christmas that benefits local communities?

In response, Africa’s most visited destination set about reimagining a festive season that would celebrate its African roots. The result was ‘Joy from Africa to the World’, an approach to the festive season that heroes local design and sustainability.

Feastival returns 

The iconic night feast is back after an extended halt due to covid. The event kicks off on 29 July 2022 in its new location at Makers Landing situated at The Cape Town Cruise Terminal. Ticket buyers can look forward to a selection of unique eats and treats from the foodpreneurs at Makers Landing with additional stalls from some of Cape Town’s wider food offering.

The art & design scene will also be present on the evening, with a few of the Watershed crafters showcasing their fashion, art and beauty, some names to look out for are Research Unit, Knext Gallery, Dan Fuller Jewellery and more. Ticket prices vary and can be purchased here.

67 Minutes for Mandela at Phillipi Village

To honour Nelson Mandela’s legacy our neighbourhood will spend the day at Phillipi Village on Mandela Day, Monday 18 July 2022, to plant trees, create art, enhance shared spaces and much more. Please click here if you would like sign up to join us on the day, spots are limited.

Small business support for our neighbourhood

Business Coaching Programme

Sustaining a small business can be tricky. Apply for our SMME SUPPORT PROGRAMME and let us help you navigate your challenges to grow. Click here to find out more.

What’s on in the neighbourhood

  • NeighbourFood Sandwich Making Sessions – every Friday until 26 Aug 2022: Makers Landing
  • Mandela Day hosted by Vintage With Love & Kidz2Kidz – 16 July 2022: Watershed
  • Food Dialogues Panel Discussions – 18 Jul until 01 Aug 2022: Makers Landing
  • Community Table 3 Course Dinner – 05 Aug & 26 Aug 2022: Makers Landing. Book tickets here
  • Social Tango – 31 Jul 2022: Watershed, Workshop 17

Monthly footfall update

The comparison to June 2019 across the precinct has been encouraging particularly during the week period with the timing of school holidays – on a rolling 7-day basis we are at 89% against the last normal. We are currently averaging daily footfall of 42.5k people per day. The Watershed is experiencing good recovery, benefitting from school holidays and event activations within the space.