REGENERATE

Afristar is driving economic development projects and policy initiatives guided by ecological design principles where adopting regenerative systems accelerate economic development and safeguard our natural heritage for generations to come.

The Afristar team specializes in strategy, and planning for regeneration.  We recognize that on-the-ground change must be complemented by progressive initiatives in broad-scale planning and policy, on a local, provincial, national, continental and planetary level.  As ecological design, green planning and the circular green economy begin to play a more meaningful role in long term planning, it is critical that experts in regenerative design form part of a policy or planning team.

REGENERATIVE PROJECTS

Our current work is focused on broad scale rural regeneration models and advocacy that seeks to outline how rural communities can meet their own needs based on an understanding of the resources that they have at their disposal and mimicking natural systems to restore and rehabilitate their ecological systems so as to create conditions for communities to thrive in harmony with the natural world.

The overall concept is to design and implement a sustainable plan for a region that restores natural ecosystems, secures water for everyone forever and creates long-term socio-economic opportunities for all people, in a unique blend of old and new technologies that unlocks a vision of an equitable regenerative future on Earth.

Primarily it is an ambitious land management program as a key driver of change that utilizes regenerative design as the basis of sustainable planning. Based on watershed management which fosters ecological restoration and the creation of abundant agricultural systems with the potential to transform people’s livelihoods.

The principles of our work are entrenched in the South African constitution which guarantees inter alia “everyone has the right to human dignity” and “to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations” and to “secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.”

Afristar advocates a progressive vision for a sustainable future to  unlock natural and social capital that is inherent in South Africa to support the creation of green jobs. Our work in development projects, land use design, participatory research and policy, positions us to offer valuable input on the processes and policies that shape our nation and our world.

We have developed concept strategy documents on:

Rehydrating Africa Project

A concept discussion document for the implementation of a broad scale ecological design of an African regenerative land use plan to restore natural watersheds and ecosystems

Transkei Rural Regeneration

A Strategy Discussion Document to demonstrate a rural regeneration model that rehabilitates degraded marginal land, establishes sustainable water supply forever, educates and reskills people to understand and optimize their natural resources in a way that unlocks inherent natural value and generates wealth for communities. Thereby establishing a vibrant socially conscious culture that nurtures people and planet.

Cannabis Incubator

A Strategy Discussion Document to demonstrate a rural regeneration model that rehabilitates degraded marginal land, establishes sustainable water supply forever, educates and reskills people to understand and optimize their natural resources in a way that unlocks inherent natural value and generates wealth for communities. Thereby establishing a vibrant socially conscious culture that nurtures people and planet.
Transkei eco village

LET’S TALK REGENERATION

Let’s Talk Regeneration is a multimedia campaign and web discussion series that supports the creation of a Long-Term Regenerative Plan for South Africa. It is an invitation to dream and a call to action, awakening the more beautiful world we all desire.

Let’s Talk Regeneration Video’s Facebook and YouTube

HACK 4 WATER

A Regenerative design concept for sustainable water for all, forever in South Africa

Let’s build a resilient society together

At Afristar, we understand the complexities of the African environment and specialise in  restoration and resiliency solutions for each unique situation. We have developed cutting-edge and environmentally-focused strategies to help mitigate the effects of poor land use practice.

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