Neighbourhood News Update: 30 July 2021

We’re saying no to hunger and yes to kindness!

In support of our neighbourhood during this difficult time, we’ve focussed on food security in a number of ways.

  • Working with Yebo Fresh, employers in the food and tourism related industries of our neighbourhood are able to request food support for their employees. We cover half of the cost of these food hampers, which is delivered directly to the employees’ homes. Read more about that here.
  • While poverty and hunger cannot be solved in a day, our partnership with Ladles of Love, aims to make a difference to support those in need. You can give a once-off donation or contribute a monthly financial amount of your choice to Ladles of Love. This is how more food kitchens can be opened, and less people can go hungry.

We’re also still collecting food cans, aiming to reach our target of 90 000, to be exact, to break the current world record. Drop off any perishable cans at Makers Landing or at any Ladles of Love depot.


V&A wins third in a row Heritage Diamond Status

For the third year in a row, the V&A Waterfront has been awarded Diamond Status through the Heritage Environmental Management System, which audits an all-inclusive programme of environmental initiatives across multiple industries across the world. We were awarded a gold classification in 2012 and since 2013, have consistently achieved Platinum Status. In 2019, 2020 and 2021 we were awarded Diamond Status.

The 2021 assessment was centered around our overall COVID-19 compliance and our integration and implementation thereof.

Read our journey to sustainability here and the overview here.


Footfall update

The past pay day weekend and good weather, saw a positive increase in visitor number across the property. Numbers are now up to over 27k visitors per day this past week. The revision to level three of the lockdown will have come as relief to our restaurant businesses.