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Bergzicht Training’s team leaves no one behind

On 23 March 2020, when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a hard lockdown of 21 days that would start three days later, the staff at Bergzicht Training immediately sprang into action to counter the impact that the temporary shutdown of the campus would have on its beneficiaries. Thanks to this early intervention, of the 50 students

Denise succeeds despite another obstacle along the way

After overcoming many obstacles to get to where she is today, Denise Windvogel (photo) is determined to deal with another – the dangers and challenges posed by COVID-19 to those working in the health care profession and on the frontline to save lives. “At the beginning, one felt helpless because you knew so little about

“There is nothing in the world that can come in my way”

In 2017, after finishing matric, Sisanda Hayizani (photo) from Kayamandi took the December holidays to mull over what she wanted to study the following year. She had grown up being taught by her grandmother how to cook, from cabbage to pap and everything else. It was therefore no surprise that she set her mind on

Lungelwa works as pastry chef at Jardine’s Wine and Food Bar

While lockdown in South Africa led to many restaurants having to close shop for months and others having to close shop permanently, LungelwaBooysen (photo) did not only take on the responsibilities of a pastry chef at the restaurant where she works, but the restaurant itself underwent a transformation to offer customers even more delectable choices.

Bergzicht Training to train more carers to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic

As the number of COVID-19 infected South Africans continue to rise daily and with the Western Cape identified as one of the provinces with the most infections to date, Bergzicht Training, is ramping up efforts to train more essential health and frail care workers to assist with health care demands placed on the system by

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

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