Yeoville Bellevue Community Development Trust

Welcome to the Yeoville Bellevue Community Development Trust. Here you will find information about the Yeoville Bellevue area in Johannesburg, South Africa. The site carries useful information about the area, its history, its present and its possible futures. You can also get contact details for the various community organisations in Yeoville Bellevue. We hope soon to have a business section as well, in which all Yeoville Bellevue businesses will be able (for now) to advertise for free.

Fund-raising for the YBCDT

The YBCDT is a non-profit non-governmental organisation, registered as a Trust with the Master of the High Court. The nature of the YBCDT’s work is such that (at present) we rely completely on funding from government, corporates or funding agencies. We have kept going the last three years with income from government and from the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). This applies to our operational costs (which are not high – we run a very modest office) and our project costs for the Africa Week Festival, Yeovue News etc. However, these sources of funding are not as easily available and so we are looking at other options for financial support.

Yeoville Bellevue is a special place for hundreds, if not thousands, of people. This includes the Jewish community which made it their home for fifty or so years, the people who experienced the cultural explosion that was Yeoville Bellevue in the 1980s and 1990s, and those who now live in the area, the international diaspora that has found shelter in the area.

We are of the view that it should be possible to get support from some of these beneficiaries of the Yeoville Bellevue experience so that those currently in the area and those who may in the future be in the area may also benefit from what these two historical suburbs have to offer.

If you click on the link below, you will open a leaflet (a PDF file) which explains this idea more. And if you are one of those who would like to be part of working, albeit at a distance, for the revival of Yeoville Bellevue, then please let us know. For those who are in South Africa or who are able easily to make transfers to South Africa from other countries, the banking details are in the leaflet. For those outside the country who cannot easily pay, we are in the process of setting up a credit card and PayPal facility. But, even if there is a delay in the payment process, please let us know if you intend to give support. This is important for our planning.

Yeoville Bellevue can never go back to being what it was in the past. But it can become something amazing in the future. However, this is not going to happen by itself. So if a lot of people each give a little, we can make sure that it does happen. We can make a difference.

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Draft Gauteng Liqour Policy

The promulgation of the Gauteng Liquor Act in 2003 and subsequent Regulations have gone some way to assist the Gauteng Provincial Government to address the historical consequences and social and economic challenges of liquor trade and consumption prior to democracy and to regulate the liquor industry. However, the Province still faces some challenges in regulating liquor. Download now.



Information available

An objective of Yeovue News and the YBCDT is to provide people with information. We hope this information will help people to make a difference to their own lives through acting on what they learn.

We have copies of Yeovue News, other newspapers, City of Joburg magazines and leaflets, newsletters from the Public Protector’s office, information on bylaws and so on, all for free. You are welcome to come to 24 Rockey St to get copies. And if your organisation has documents it wants to give to the public, we are happy to take them and distribute them from the office.