Truck driver to contractor:
An EPWP success story

by CapeNature

Meet John Mngxunyeni, a contractor at Outeniqua Nature Reserve in the Garden Route. 

From working as a truck driver, struggling to put food on the table, and missing his family, to contractor at Outeniqua Nature Reserve who can now afford to send his children to university, John Mngxunyeni has come a long way thanks to the Expanded Public Works Programme. Watch the video embedded below to see his story.

This video is his testimony of his time as a CapeNature project participant in the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). The province-wide footprint of CapeNature’s operations presents an opportunity to improve the lives of people and communities, especially in the rural landscape, by providing job opportunities and reducing poverty and unemployment.

These projects focus on historically disadvantaged communities – especially women, youth and people with disabilities.

Find out more about Outeniqua Nature Reserve here:

Produced by Roth Communications

Published in Care for Nature

One Comment

  • Nombuyiselo Anthea Duam

    January 4, 2017 11:33 am

    This is just the motivation one needs to keep doing the conservation work. Met utata uMngxunyeni in 2013 as a student when I started experiancing EPWP work. Currently i am CapeNatures’ Karoo Community Conservation Office thanks to him as part of the Outeniqua and George community.


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