Bergzicht Training and Development welcomes more visitors from Bavaria

Photo (top): Members of the Justice Portfolio Committee of the Bavarian Parliament in Germany recently visited Bergzicht Training to learn more about what the NGO is doing to empower poor, disadvantaged South Africans, in particular women. Here Mr  Jürgen W. Heike (far left) and Ms Petra L. Guttenberger of the Justice Portfolio Committee of the Bavarian

2017-04-21T20:36:15+00:00Donateurs, Nuus|

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+00:00Donateurs, Nuus, Suksesverhale|

Bavarian government officials visit Bergzicht Training and Development

A group consisting of 22 government representatives from the Bavarian region in Germany recently visited Bergzicht Training in a bid to learn more about the work that the NGO does to alleviate unemployment in the Western Cape. During the visit to Bergzicht Training’s campus in Stellenbosch, which was organised by the Department of the Premier


The Fruit Cube’s Andrew Scott on why it’s important to give back

We caught up with Andrew Scott, the owner of The Fruit Cube, to find out why he makes a point of giving back to organisations in his community. Bergzicht Training recently received 30 boxes of fresh fruit from Scott, who also delivered it personally at our Stellenbosch campus. Question: How did you hear about Bergzicht

2017-02-24T14:54:53+00:00Donateurs, Nuus|

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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