Sedgefield becomes Africa’s first ’slow town’

The Southern Cape town of Sedgefield has become Africa’s first “slow town.”

The international Cittaslow movement promotes quality living. It originated in Italy about ten years ago.

There are now nearly 100 Cittaslow towns worldwide in countries like Australia, Germany and Canada.

The SA Slowtown Movement’s André Gauche said the town’s population may not exceed 50,000.

“We have no heavy industry here, we look after the environment, we’ve got a very militant environmental side of our community that really looks after the environment,” he said

Eyewitness News