Protecting the coastline:
An EPWP success story

by CapeNature

Meet Selwyn Gertse, a pupil field ranger at Kogelberg Nature Reserve Complex and Betty’s Bay Marine Protected Area.

Selwyn has turned his love for nature into a career, as he is training to become a marine field ranger in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve complex.  The video embedded below 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 Kogelberg Nature Reserve here:

Produced by Roth Communications

Published in Care for Nature

One Comment

  • Sue Butler

    March 28, 2017 5:56 pm

    Thanks Cape Nature for the professionalism of the people you train and for keeping up the beauty of the Cape resorts. There are so many EPWP employees who are not supervised and spend the day doing the least possible and are paid for it.
    After many tries I was fortunate to have only one night at Kogelberg and it is indeed special.


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