Success Stories

Constructing sandwiches in a Fedics kitchen to delight customers’ palates

As Zakhona Mbelu (29) starts constructing the exact sandwich on the order slip in front of her at the Fedics-owned cafeteria at Sanlam’s headquarters in Bellville, she becomes completely engrossed in the task at hand. Yet her quiet demeanour belies the determination and tenacity she has developed over the years as well as her adventurous

2017-10-30T16:52:59+00:00 Success Stories|

Adding to the client experience at Bon Esperance Guest Lodge

After being unemployed for seven years, Nontuthuzelo Nqumana, 33, from Kayamandi in Stellenbosch was encouraged by her mom to improve her employability by registering for a few courses and programmes at Bergzicht Training. Little did she know that upon completing the iPOWER (Self-Empowering) Foundation Programme (previously Home Management), she would immediately be employed as a

2017-10-27T07:12:46+00:00 Success Stories|

Joining hands to change the fate of Stellenbosch youth

For the last four years, local government and NGOs in Stellenbosch have joined hands to help change the fate of many poor, unskilled or semi-skilled, and unemployed youth in Stellenbosch and from the looks of it, that collaboration has been reaping many fruits. On 15 June, 13 students who completed Bergzicht Training’s City & Guilds’

2017-07-25T08:26:07+00:00 Donors, Graduates, News, Success Stories|

We’re celebrating our 25th birthday in March!

Bergzicht Training celebrated its 25th birthday on Monday, 6 March, and was fortunate to have co-founder, Cecile Kotze, as well as the new Chairman of their Board, Mr Nathan Motjuwadi, and more than 90 current students at the celebrations. During the celebration, Kotze encouraged the students to make use of the opportunities offered to them

2017-03-15T05:31:57+00:00 Donors, News, Success Stories|

Bergzicht Training alumnus shares journey to becoming chef at Muratie

Bergzicht Training alumnus and Muratie chef Marco Williams, 28, was the guest speaker at a recent canapé brunch event prepared by 14 students who completed seven weeks of the non- governmental organisation’s 10-week City & Guilds’ Professional Cooking and Food and Beverage Service Programme. Bergzicht helps poor, unskilled, semi-skilled and unemployed persons in the Western

2016-12-14T13:38:37+00:00 News, Success Stories|

Mowers inspired to become frail care assistant after caring for bedridden grandmother

When Krystal Mowers from Kylemore was 13 years old, she became a caretaker to her bedridden grandmother along with her mother and aunt. This experience would years later fuel her dream to become a frail care assistant. “My grandmother was bedridden and lived with my aunt most of the year, but during the holidays, she

2016-12-12T08:11:40+00:00 Success Stories|