Bergzicht Training, a skills development NGO based in Stellenbosch, has been providing at-home support to working parents in the Stellenbosch area and surrounds for the last 27 years by training child carers and nannies to fulfill a high demand for extra hands at home. However, says Bergzicht Training CEO, Renske Minnaar, not many people are
Thanks to a generous donation from the German political research foundation, the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Bergzicht Training was recently able to produce a short video on how donors and volunteers, along with the Bergzicht team, are making an impact on impoverished communities by training poor, unemployed, unskilled or semi-skilled individuals from those communities.
Bergzicht Training recently said goodbye to its volunteer social worker and Stellenbosch resident, Annette Scott, who will be relocating to Cape Town. Annette has been volunteering her services at Bergzicht Training since 2015 by offering wellness support and mentorship to beneficiaries studying at the NGO as well graduates in their first few months of employment.
In 2011, the then 29-year old Lungisa Dangisa left Umtata, a small town in the Eastern Cape, and travelled to the Western Cape in search of a job and a brighter future. However, upon arriving in Stellenbosch, he soon discovered that finding a job was not that easy. “While there are jobs in the
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
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
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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’
Are you looking to employ graduates who are trained in health and frail care through an accredited Health and Welfare SETA (HWSETA) Programme? If this is the case, then you can contact Bergzicht Training's Placement Bureau Officer, Ms Sinazo Gosani, at email@example.com or 021 883 3525 for a copy of the CV of the student/s you are interested
Bergzicht Training graduates share stories of how their lives have changed thanks to the internationally recognised City & Guilds’ Professional Cooking and Food and Beverage Service Programme “I know my father would have been as excited as I am today and I know that he is smiling down at me. It was my father who