Philippi Village is community development hub which is home to entrepreneurs and small business owners with retail, office and event space as well as sporting, educational and cultural facilities.[1] It is in Cape Town’s Cape Flats area and it focuses in providing collaborative workspaces for small and micro business owners as well as creating employment opportunities and upskilling the local Philippi community. It also provides a vibrant and safe place for social engagement [2][3] Philippi Village was founded by Bushra Razack, an award-winning social entrepreneur ,change agent, humanitarian and community development specialist.[4] She was born in Cape Town and used to grew up in and orphanage with seventy other children. At the age of twelve, she represented South Africa at the first World Youth Congress known as the Millennium Young People's Congress in Honolulu County, Hawaii. She is a co-author of the book :"Rescue Mission", a youth assessment of the UN's Millennium Development Goals which was launched at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2018 She was chosen as one of the 100 Young Independents [5] as well as Power Woman Awards - Innovative Woman 2018.

Philippi Village hub

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  1. Staff reporter, Staff reporter (October 2022). "Philippi Village brings safe space for thriving businesses". Cape Argus. p. 1. Retrieved 16 June 2023.
  2. "Philippi Village a space for people to find inspiration". Bizcommunity. Retrieved 2023-06-16.
  3. Tilburg, Linda van (2023-03-08). "Tech alone cannot create successful townships - Philippi village CEO". Retrieved 2023-06-16.
  4. Mkalipi, Mzwanele. "'It's an ongoing process': Hub empowers local community". News24. Retrieved 2023-06-16.
  5. "Mzansi's 100 of 2017: Healer, Bushra Razack – The Young Independents". Retrieved 2023-06-16.