Sunday 1 March 2015

GOOD NEWS !!! UBUNTU Contributionism in South Africa is TAKING OFF !!!

Hopefield, Western Cape, South Africa.

Calling on Action in South Africa 

We have an opportunity for anyone who wants to get off the grid. 

We have a farm that we would like to share with 10 families who can come up with R25,000 each, as we still short of 50% of the finances to secure this 19 hectare farm.  As a guarantee your name will be put on the trust of the farm . 

We plan to grow food and live closely following the philosophy of Contributionism by Ubuntu Party

When you ready to take action please contact:
  • Richard (Promotions - Contributor) at 060 8444-954 
  • Clive (Farm owner - Contributor) at 07 917-99995

What is currently available on the farm?
  • 1 x 20ft Shipping Container 
  • 1 x 1 Bedroom Wendy House (Kitchen and lounge/Bathroom/Bedroom) 
  • Equipment such as two well point pumps and workshop tools. 
  • Gardening Equipment 
  • 800 watt inverter (Just need batteries and solar panels) 
  • Kitchen equipment 
  • Some furniture

There is connection available to Eskom electricity however they charge about R400-800 per month rental before even any consumption of electricity.

Water can be drawn manually from the well, so electricity is not that essential for the pump at all times, however a better quality of water is available by using the pump, in as far as drinking water is concerned.

More about Hopefield

Hopefield is a settlement in West Coast District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa on the R27 between Malmesbury and Vredenburg.The town is east of Saldanha Bay and Langebaan, 40 km southeast of Vredenburg and 120 km north of Cape Town.

The Dutch Reformed congregation (Zoutrivier) was established December 1851 and the town was founded in 1852 on the farm Langekuil, it became a municipality in 1914. Named after two people who laid it out, Major William Hope, Auditor-General, and a Mr Field.

The Air Force Base Langebaanweg, 22km west from town, as well as the West Coast Fossil park 25km west from town, falls within town limits.

There are two schools in town, Hopefield Primary, presenting Gr1-7, a fully state sponsored school and Hopefield High, presenting Gr1-12, a semi-state school with minimal sponsorship from government.

The pre-1994 coloured area of the town is called Oudekraalfontein with a population of 2903 (2001 census).

In earlier years this, now small, town was considered the capital of the West Coast. With banks, filling stations and multiple other shops and businesses. The only access to the towns of Vredenburg, Langebaan and Saldanha was through Hopefield. With the re-routing of the R27, passing the town on the outside and the construction of the R45 (West Coast Road) the infra structure of the down gradually shrunk till the point were the town is today.

Fynbos and fossil country

Surrounded by delicate fynbos and waving green wheat in winter, Hopefield is an historic town on the West Coast. Just 120km from Cape Town and inland from Langebaan, it lies at the heart of the arid Sandveld, with the Zoute River running through it.

As the West Coast’s oldest town, it’s not surprising Hopefield has an old world atmosphere too. Its origins date back to 1851, when farmers donated money to build the majestic whitewashed Dutch Reformed Church – and the century old organ is still played on Sundays.

Hopefield has a year round natural fynbos display, and is also renowned for its vibrant and indigenous spring daisies that appear after winter rains during August and September. Added to the over 500 different species of fynbos that naturally occur here, this area is an Eden for botanists and flora lovers. Fine fynbos honey is also produced here.

Every August, the popular Hopefield Fynbos Show depicts the breathtaking and diverse flora of the region. To see indigenous flora at ground level, hikers can walk the Langrietvlei and Helderwater trails on farms near the town.


Fossils excavated from Elandsfontein, near Saldanha Bay, are on display in a small fossil museum at the Visitor Information Centre in the main street. A replica of the hominid skull Saldanha Man – also called the Saldanha skull or Elandsfontein skull – can be seen here too. Further along the street is an example of an intriguing Hartebeeshuisie, one of the traditional reed houses for which the area is well known. Fynbos, fossils, honey and traditional homesteads are just the beginning of Hopefield’s unique attractions.

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