With the hospitality and tourism industry shedding jobs due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and a number of lockdowns on the South African economy, Bergzicht Training established the Street Food Vendor Programme to assist alumni in the industry that have lost their jobs to start micro businesses and diversify their hospitality skills. Post-pandemic
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
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
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.
After being unemployed for seven years, Nontuthuzelo Nqumana, 33, from Kayamandi in Stellenbosch was encouraged by her mom to improve her employability by registering for a few courses and programmes at Bergzicht Training. Little did she know that upon completing the iPOWER (Self-Empowering) Foundation Programme (previously Home Management), she would immediately be employed as a