Archway Foundation




1 Kensington High School Kensington 1300
2 Hyde Park Primary School Parkwood Estate 850
3 Glendale High School Mitchell's Plain 1200
4 Isilimela Comprehensive High School Langa 1050
5 Imizamo Yethu Secondary School Thembalethu, George 1200
6 Luhlaza Secondary School Khayelitsha 1300
7 Kasselsvlei Comprehensive High School Bellville South 1300
8 Gugulethu Comprehensive High School Gugulethu 1400
9 Matthew Goniwe Memorial High School Khayelitsha 1400
10 Saambou Primary School Manenberg 540
11 Garden Village Primary School Garden Village, Maitland 200
12 Sarepta Secondary School Kuils River 1340
13 Scottsville High School Kraaifontein 1130
14 Knysna Secondary School Hornlee, Knysna 1350
15 Phoenix Secondary School Manenberg 980
16 Mount View High School Hanover Park 1020
17 Mzamomtsha Primary School Driftsands, Khayelitsha 690
18 Kleinvlei Secondary School Eerste River 1100
19 Diazville Primary School Saldanha Bay 1215
20 Sinethemba Secondary School Philippi 1170
21 Imekhaya Primary School Mossel Bay 750
22 Intlanganiso Secondary School Khayelitsha 1240
23 Bridgeville Primary School Bridgetown 680
24 De Heide Primary School Bredasdorp 1445
25 Diazville Secondary School Saldanha 1100
26 Enkululekweni Primary School Wallacedene 1300
27 Westridge High School Mitchell's Plain 900
28 Indwe Secondary School Mossel Bay 1070
29 Siyazakha Primary School Philippi 1115
30 Plantation Primary School Grassy Park 920
31 Mooi-Uitsig Primary School Ceres 910
32 Kenmere Primary School Kensington 965
33 Athlone Pre-Primary Athlone 150
34 Protea Park Primary School Atlantis 770
35 Parkview Primary School Atlantis 825
36 Filia Special School Goodwood 120
37 Cedar High School of the Arts Mitchell's Plain 1320
38 Chris Hani Arts & Culture High School Khayelitsha 1380
39 Blackheath Secondary School Dennemere 1010
40 Great Brak River Primary School Great Brak River 1020
41 Thandokhulu High School Mowbray 1110
42 Pelican Park Primary School Pelican Park 500
43 Rylands Primary School Rylands 620
44 Yellowwood Primary School Mitchell's Plain 1100
45 Sithembele Matiso Secondary Gugulethu 1100
46 Esselen Park Primary School Worcester 1175
47 Vanguard Primary School Athlone 830
48 Ceres Secondary School Ceres 1110
49 Aloe Junior High School Mitchell's Plain 920
50 Sullivan Primary School Steenberg 585
51 Strandfontein High School Strandfontein 800
52 Morester Secondary School Oudtshoorn 955
53 Parkdene Secondary School George 1095
54 Klein Nederburg secondary School Paarl 1070
55 Lavendar Hill High School Lavender Hill 850
56 Tembaletu Lsen school Gugulethu 125
57 Heathfield High School Heathfield 875
58 Manenberg High School Manenberg 800
59 Montevideo Primary School Montana 1020
60 Robinvale High School Atlantis 1135
61 De Kruine Secondary School Touws River 565
62 Hillwood Primary School Lavender Hill 1100
63 Belvue Primary School Belhar 1050
64 Cavalleria Primary School Kraaifontein 1170
65 Helderkruin Primary School Eerste River 1355
66 Battswood Art Centre Grassy Park 3500
67 Phakamisani Primary School Plettenberg Bay 1055
68 Cravenby Combined School Cravenby 1260
69 Levana Primary School Lavender Hill 1035
70 Westville Primary School Mitchell's Plain 1150
71 Beacon Hill High School Mitchell's Plain 1065
72 Kannemeyer Primary School Grassy Park 620
73 Fairmount Secondary School Grassy Park 895
74 Tafelsig High School Mitchell's Plain 1180
75 Hexvallei Secondary School De Doorns 1400
76 Masivuke Primary School Philippi 1410
77 Langa High School Langa 715
78 Portland High School Mitchell’s Plain 1375
79 Parkhurst Primary School Mitchell’s Plain 1250
80 Ashton Secondary School Ashton 1015
81 Northpine Primary School Northpine 980
82 Kerria Primary School Atlantis 1300
83 Kairos Secondary School Heidelberg 500
84 Bonteheuwel High School Bonteheuwel 715
85 Ferndale Primary School Ottery 670
86 Sir Lowry's Pass Primary School Sir Lowry's Pass 1285
87 Ridgeview Primary School Mosselbay 1015
88 Harvester Primary School Mitchell's Plain 1080
89 West End Primary School Mitchell's Plain 1575
90 Witzenberg Primary School Wolseley 900
91 Isalathiso Primary School Mossel Bay 1100
92 Dr. van der Ross Primary Belhar 1250
93 Masiyile Secondary School Khayelitsha 1160
94 Percy Mdala High School Knysna 975
95 Noorder Paarl High School Paarl 1300
96 Mitchells Plain School of Skills Mitchells Plain 600
97 Groendal Secondary School Franschhoek 940
98 Roodezandt Secondary School Saron 875
99 P.W. de Bruin Primary School Lambert's Bay 760
100 Balvenie Primary School Elsies River 730
101 Mzamomhle Primary School Philippi 1140
102 Linge Primary School Nyanga 825
103 Lathi-tha School of Skills Khayelitsha 465
104 Wesbank Secondary School Malmesbury 1430




A R40 million music academy to serve the needs of aspiring young musicians in the West Coast and northern suburbs of Cape Town is being built on Berkshire Boulevard, Sunningdale, by Garden Cities, as the new headquarters of the internationally-recognised M&M Music Academy, established in 2004.

Included in the plans is a 300-seat theatre, the first of its kind on the Western seaboard, which will shortly also be built on the site. The buildings, of which the first phase will consist of 1 467m2 of classrooms, studios, cafe and an outdoor venue, constitute part of the broader services and facilities Garden Cities has provided in the development of its suburbs over the past 100 years.

Full article on Property Wheel website.




The handover of the last 34 houses for 2019 took place on schedule this week (October 24) at Greenville Garden City, Fisantekraal, bringing to 1 331, the total number of BNG (breaking new ground) homes occupied in the 767ha new town launched in 2016.

All the recipients of the houses are former backyard dwellers or occupants of informal housing in the area, and have never owned property before. To complete the second phase of the project, another 44 houses will be handed over to their owners next year.

Greenville is one of the 17 major Cape Town residential suburbs for which the 100-year-old non-profit company, Garden Cities, has been responsible.

In the primary phases, of Greenville, its development is a private/public partnership between the City of Cape Town, the Provincial Government of Western Cape and Garden Cities. 

The entire suburb will eventually comprise 16 000 homes across the entire economic spectrum, and include bonded housing.  However, the initial stages are concentrated on providing for people in desperate need of homes. A total of eight  business sites have also been provided for rent to local traders and service providers, and another 4 in the 2nd phase will be sold.

Greenville homeowners are the beneficiaries of individual subsidy that cover their purchase costs. Only approved beneficiaries are eligible for a house.

The collaboration involves provision of applicants from the City of Cape Town’s waiting list, and the approval of the subsidy applications by the Provincial Government, while Garden Cities has provided the land, and undertakes the construction of the houses.  The company also assists the applicants with completing the required application forms and supporting documents, which are submitted to CoCT, from where they are forwarded to the Provincial authorities.

Garden Cities has maintained the construction of an average of 25 to 30 houses a month since inception of the project. The houses are constructed using an innovative material, Benex blocks, invented in Australia. The blocks and associated materials, including panels and roofs, are now produced by previously unskilled and unemployed local people in an Epping factory which also exports the product back to Australia.

All the current phase houses are 42sqm, except for the units for disabled residents that are 45sqm, to provide for disability specifications. Disabled applicants also get an allowance if their disability is endorsed by a qualified doctor.

The commercial sites at Greenville are for rent to local business people and Garden Cities is assisting them through an Enterprise and Supplier Development programme that provides business skills mentorship.

A Community/Youth centre will also be built as part of the first sub-phase, as there is no facility of this kind to service the whole community including the old Fisantekraal.

As part of the community development, the Department of Public works has expressed an interest in acquiring the allocated Primary School site to meet the urgent need for a second primary school in the area. The Department of Public Works is busy with the procurement process and City Health has also bought a site for a Clinic. Various petrol companies are interested in a site for a service station.

So far, the project has created over 100 job opportunities for local residents, who have been employed since the beginning. Some local subcontractors were also afforded an opportunity to participate, although most of the employment was on an individual basis. The next phase will be focused on employing more local subcontractors as opposed to individuals, this is one of the strategies to support small businesses. This phase also offers an opportunity to create more jobs through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) as it allows employment on a rotational basis, therefore reaching out to more unemployed people.

As part of its own community development initiative, Garden Cities has been funding some sports activities in the community and there is an excellent synergy between the company’s northern areas residential project Pinehurst, near Durbanville, where swimming and football training facilities have been made available to Fisantekraal and Greenville residents.

Garden Cities has also set up a community improvement programme advocating good citizenship, and leadership as well as entrepreneurial skills, run by a local professional.

A team of volunteers who look after the environmental issues around Greenville have been servicing a mandate to ensure the Mosselbank River corridor that runs through the area, is kept clean. The team also encourages local people to clean up their community and monitors the illegal dumping in the river. This team has since been formalised, with personalised protective equipment and a donated container they use as headquarters. The team has also attended various training programmes, including snake handling.

Group CEO of Garden Cities John Matthews (left) and Thembi Sithole, project co-ordinator at Greenvile Garden city with new homeowner David Sellidon and his wife, with Malusi Booi (Mayco member Human Settlements, on the right)

Image 1 of 6