Khayelitsha CBD Framework


The overall objective of the KCT is to uplift the community of Khayelitsha through the development and improvement of infrastructure in Khayelitsha and Khayelitsha Business District; and the establishment and development of commercial, residential and community facilities; and the alleviation of poverty through direct and indirect economic opportunities.

The Project Vision has been developed with the community and is as follows: “A safe, sustainable, proud and vibrant place in the heart of Khayelitsha”.


Project Principles

The following project principles have been adhered to:

  • Sense of Justice;
  • Sense of Limits;
  • Sense of Place;
  • Sense of History;
  • Sense of Prosperity;
  • Sense of Nature; and
  • Sense of Viability,

In addition to these over-arching principles, specific urban design principles and sustainable energy principles have also been developed.

This project was conceptualised in collaboration with ACG and City Think Space.