The CDRA Centre in Woodstock
The CDRA Centre in Woodstock, Cape Town, houses five diverse civil society organisations involved in health, education, leaderrship development.
We have an extensive library of development books and resources available to any practitioner.
There is also a workshop venues and catering facilities available for hire at modest rates. Click here for more info: Hire the CDRA Workshop venue
The CDRA Centre is housed in a renovated Victorian duplex in the part of District 6 that was spared removals in the 1960’s and 1970’s when thousands families, who were living above the highway, were forced out under the Group Areas Act. Today it is a declining inner-city enclave of workers, artisans, small traders and many unemployed who, one after the other, are slowly being evicted or bought out by property developed, effectively pushed onto the Cape Flats where they face multiple hardships and marginalisation.
The CDRA has launched the District 6 Community Development Programme to build a partnership between community, the City and local business to reverse this decline into middle-class gentrification, to renew and revitalise the area as a vital contribution to the City's diversity and culture.
We intend to see our Centre as a contribution to this renewal, providing a place for the community to rebuild itself and to connect with other stakeholders who have their interests at heart.