Cape Town, South Africa
Khoi First Nations Forest
Preserving the traditions of Goringhaikona Khoi tribe
Khoi First Nations Forest will be a collaboration with the Goringhaikona Khoi tribe, an indigenous South African community. Planting a forest will reconnect community members with native tree species from the neighboring Table Mountain.
The Goringhaikona kraal (a traditional, circular enclosure and settlement) at the Oude Molen Eco-Village is a cultural and heritage site where this first nations tribe uphold their practices. It is the last remaining Khoi kraal in Cape Town and Khoi First Nations Forest will be located adjacent to it. Indeed the forest will have a circular design, mirroring the shape of the kraal.
The forest will contribute to the overall physical and mental wellbeing of the tribe. It will also help to preserve vital traditions and ensure indigenous knowledge is celebrated well into the future.
This forest will be a local landmark, and serve the broader community by educating visitors on endemic tree species, biodiversity, and the benefits of rewilding urban spaces in South Africa where land remains a highly contested and complex issue.
Forest Maker Aghmad Gamieldien