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First aid course aimed at training health and safety officers for businesses

“We don’t realise how important it is to have a trained health and safety officer on site until we are faced with an accident where someone requires immediate first aid care until professional medical help arrives.” These are the words of Bergzicht Training’s CEO, Ms Renske Minnaar, about the certified first aid course that Bergzicht

Alumnus plays instrumental role in raising Serdyn children

For the last seven years Bergzicht Training Child Care Programme graduate, Erna Smith from Cloetesville, has played an instrumental role in helping the Serdyn family in Unie Park, Stellenbosch raise their three children – Pierre (7), Petrus (5) and little Rose (3). When mom, Rochelle, and Dad, PW, are at work, Erna fulfills the role

Even long, winding roads can lead to your destiny

Lynn de Vries has walked a long, winding road to get the job she has always wanted. However, had it not been for that road, she may not have been ready for the position of chef at Ride In Café in Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch, when the opportunity finally presented itself. “I finished matric at Stellenzicht High

Bergzicht Training still going strong after 27 years

Bergzicht Training, a skill development NGO in Stellenbosch, recently celebrated all it has achieved in nearly three decades of empowering unemployed, unskilled and semi-skilled individuals with market-related skills. The organisation was established in 1992 and celebrates its 27thanniversary this year. The founder of Bergzicht Training, Ms Cecile Kotzé, as well as one of the first

2019-04-23T13:11:04+00:00News, Success Stories|

Another 12 Bergzicht Training beneficiaries graduate thanks to Distell

Twelve Bergzicht Training beneficiaries recently graduated with Cathsseta accredited certificates in food service assistant and food and beverage service thanks to yet another generous donation by Distell to Bergzicht Training. Distell has sponsored many beneficiaries over the years since it first donated money for the training of individuals in the Cater Care Programme (now called

Teacher uses Bergzicht Training as her stepping stone

In 2015, Devon Valley resident Chrisline Thomas, signed up for an iPOWER Self-Empowering Foundation Programme at Bergzicht Training with the aim of completing the Child Care (previously called Edu Care) Programme of the organisation. She had always dreamt of making a contribution to the  education of preschoolers, but had instead followed another dream after school

Providing child care support to working parents

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

2019-02-19T16:04:06+00:00Employers, Graduates, News|

International donation helps train over 100 beneficiaries in two years

For the last two years the international private grantmaking organisation, the TK Foundation, has funded the training of 102 beneficiaries in health and frail care and food assistant skills through the Stellenbosch-based NGO Bergzicht Training. The foundation supports non-profit maritime and youth development programmes across the world. On 26 November 2018, the last two groups

2018-12-06T14:50:56+00:00News|