Twenty-two year old, Simonsig-born, Taryn Bianca Baadjies is one to look out for in the hospitality industry. Raised by her grandparents, the Bergzicht Training graduate experienced loss at a young age. “I lost my grandmother from cancer when I was 15 years old and unfortunately my grandfather passed away as well the following week. I
In August 2020, as part of Women’s Month, Bergzicht Training launched a Facebook campaign, called #WhoIsYourSHero to celebrate the resilience of women. According to Bergzicht Training CEO, Renske Minnaar, the aim was to honour the women who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that Bergzicht Training empowers each individual it serves, as well as
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
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, 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