Design and implementation of sustainable development programs using permaculture as a guiding methodology


Afristar Foundation has been producing inspiring and innovative educational Documentaries since 2009 as part of our communication strategy to promote Green Futures and stimulate discussion on alternative policies for African development. Our focus is on macro issues that we can start addresssing now on an individual and household level, using small solutions that we can implement to create sustainable lives for individuals, communities and South Africa as a whole.

The documentaries highlight the opportunities that stem from a holistic development framework based on Africa’s abundant, yet often neglected and ignored, natural resource base and natural wealth. Our hope is to reawaken a culture of working the land and working with nature that has been lost, and to present sustainable, common sense alternatives to complement the current development paradigm, and thus to mobilise our youth to create a new world.

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Perma Kultcha is an informational and educational documentary about permaculture in South Africa.  The film showcases permaculture initiatives from around the country, from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Kwa Zulu Natal to the Klein Karoo, and reveals the diverse … Full Story

Food for Thought

This educational documentary offers a step-by-step instructional on how to establish a permaculture garden at a school. Incorporating testimonials and case studies from all over South Africa, the film shows how permaculture in schools can a) improve curriculum … Full Story

Power to the People: Alternative Energy & Appropriate Tech

Narrated by WWF’s Sindiswa Nobula, Power to the People is a documentary showcasing alternative energy and appropriate technology applications in South Africa. The film focuses both on low-tech, small-scale solutions implemented on household and community levels, as well … Full Story