Khanyisa – Plant Day

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What is Khanyisa Plant Day?

Khanyisa is a social enterprise that focuses on addressing food insecurities across South Africa. Khanyisa, a community of social projects that aims to combat food insecurities by empowering social entrepreneurs in the food space. Over the wkend, Khanyisa Project partnered with Sustainable Brothers & Sisters, We love Summer, Guerilla House and Vacation Club creating Khanyisa Plant Day. A magical day in Langa On Saturday the 16th of September 2017.

What is plant day all about?

Digging Beds at Khanyisa Plant Day

Plant day is about planting all the life that will grow in this beautiful space. A four day build up of preparations involving volunteers and many hands making light work made this day possible.

  • Clearing the trash
  • Flattening the land
  • Digging beds

With the predominant theme of addressing food insecurities in South Africa, volunteers from all sorts of communities drove the project, members of the local community got involved too. Many kids enjoyed giving life to plants on this beautiful day in Langa.

It is very motivating to see small enterprises like these come together. Volunteers from all over came together to address a problem that seems to stunt South Africa. A beautiful micro food farm is now alive and living in Langa.

Where did Khanyisa- Plant Day take place?

Imraan from Guerilla House Briefing the team at Khanyisa Plant Day


The digging and planting took place at t 11 Bennie Street. Food workshops continued into the afternoon at Guga Sthebe, hosted by entrepreneurs from Langa. This was all made possible thanks to the community, and community-driven enterprises like Khanyisa and friends. What a delightful experience.

Measuring the beds at Khanyisa Plant Day

A mask hanging in Langa Township at Khanyisa Plant Day


How can I get involved with future events like this?

Keep your eyes peeled for more upcoming events like this or learn more about these communities and projects through Social Media. You can like Khanyisa on Facebook as well as Sustainable Brothers & Sisters and Guerilla House to stay up to date about upcoming projects like this.



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