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Toevallige ontmoeting met Bergzicht alumnus verander Odette Robyn se lewe

Odette Robyn looks content as she sits down in the head nurse’s office at Geluksoord, a retirement home in Stellenbosch, to talk about how her life has changed over the last two years following a chance encounter with a Bergzicht alumnus she only knows as Beulah. “I remember sitting in church one day and a

2017-06-29T07:03:31+00:00Nuus, Suksesverhale|

Bergzicht het my geleer om op my regte as huishoudingsassistent aan te dring

Graduate Ntombomzi Mdandalaza reflects on her days as a student at Bergzicht Training and what she learnt there more than two decades ago Ntombomzi Mdandalaza, a domestic assistant who has managed the household of a busy couple in Stellenbosch for the last year, is one of the first students to have enrolled at Bergzicht Training

2017-06-29T07:02:32+00:00Nuus, Suksesverhale|

Voorheen werklose jong man nou eerste assistent-sjef by bekende wynlandgoed

If you had met Wesley Smith last year, you would have been forgiven for mistaking him as yet another young man focused only on partying and having a good time. Today, 21-year-old Smith from Idas Valley in Stellenbosch has changed his life around and works as a first assistant chef at the Wine Lounge of

2017-06-29T07:04:13+00:00Nuus, Suksesverhale|

Bergzicht Training and Development 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

2016-12-14T13:32:13+00:00Nuus, Suksesverhale|

Monica Lekay on building a career in the NGO sector

In 1999, after completing a BA Honours in Human Ecology at the University of the Western Cape, Bergzicht Training’s newly appointed Training Manager, Ms Monica Lekay, would complete an internship at this non-governmental organisation (NGO) that would inspire her to spend most of her working years building a career in this sector. She would return


Howard Bergins steps up to bat for the unemployed via Bergzicht Training and Development

In 1975, just as political unrest was breaking out on the campus of the University of the Western Cape in Bellville, young cricketer Howard Bergins (photo) got the opportunity of a life-time to travel to England and pursue his dream of becoming a professional cricketer on foreign soil. With South Africa banned from the international


International donor’s support leads to better learning spaces for NGO’s beneficiaries

Thanks to a generous donation from the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HFS), Bergizcht Training – a non-governmental organisation situated in the Western Cape and focused on skills development – is now able to offer its beneficiaries access to an educational environment that is more conducive to optimal learning. The HSF is a non-profit organisation based in

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