ARC PROJECTS

Working Together for Postive Environmental, Social, and Local Economic Resilience 

CONSIDER A CONTRIBUTION TO ARC

SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY-BASED PROJECTS

ARC Projects are identified in collaboration between the Rheenendal Fire Management Unit, Farmwatch, Phantom-Homtini Nature Conservancy, Ratepayers Association and Keurhoek Community Working Group, as well as leading legal, research, and development associates to bring about better livelihoods, resilience, and futures in Rheenendal and the surrounding Garden Route Region.

We are a Non-Profit Company and registered Public Benefit Organisation, and are entirely funded by Custodian Member fees and Donations.

Note : Our Tax-Exemption Status for Donations is Pending Approval by SARS. 

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FOOD WORKING GROUP

SUPPORT THE RHEENENDAL LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM

We are providing High Vulnerability individuals and families in Rheenendal with food security, and supporting the local Soup Kitchen initiatives with equipment and ingredients to increase their reach during the COVID-19 crisis, assisting them to provide over 3 000 meals per week.

ARC's Food Working Group Project is part of our Local Food System Programme, using regenerative agriculture principles to create opportunities for local skills development and small business enterprises.

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HEALTH WORKING GROUP

BUILDING LOCAL RESILIENCE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Complementary to our Food Working Group, ARC's Health Working Group is engaging with the local Clinic and households in Keurhoek, to build capacity around Home Care for patients with COVID-19, as well as providing soaps, sanitizer, facemasks, and basic COVID-19 prevention education to the local Soup Kitchen initiatives. 

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RE-THINKING FIREBREAKS

AN INTEGRATED FIRE MANAGEMENT MEASURE FOR RHEENENDAL

Phase 1 of the Rheenendal Strategic Firebreak was completed in 2019, with funding support from the Garden Route initiative (GRI). We are now looking to secure funding for the critical Phase 2 component.

Download the Phase 2 Proposal

 Re-Thinking Firebreaks : Funding Proposal for the completion of the Rheenendal Road Firebreak.

 

"Without change, we are likely to see more ‘mega-fires’ in the Western Cape and elsewhere in South Africa, and associated deaths and destruction. While the changes associated with climate change are unavoidable, we can and should take steps to reduce the frequency and magnitude of damaging wildfires. This will require balancing the ecological need for fire with the protection of human lives. It will also require that the authorities, exposed communities and landowners take steps to reduce the severity of fires and their impact."
 

THE KNYSNA FIRES OF 2017: LEARNING FROM THIS DISASTER.

Please Contact Us to find out more.

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STRATEGIC PLANNING

INTEGRATED LEGAL, POLICY, PLANNING & IMPLEMENTATION

Taking a long-term integrated resilience and adaptation perspective to Rheenendal, ARC's Strategic Planning Unit is responsible for co-ordination across the portfolio's of the Fire Management Unit, Farmwatch, Phantom-Homtini Nature Conservancy and Ratepayers Association, as well as engagement with Stakeholders, Research Institutions, Organisations, Developers and Government.

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