Tranquillity and solitude in the heart of the Garden Route - a visit to Goukamma Nature Reserve
Job creation and poverty alleviation: CapeNature's role
CapeNature manages around 6% of the Western Cape, with the biggest area falling in mountainous areas, and runs various job creation programmes in partnership with other role-players. Find out more about its projects below.
From disability grant recipient to admin assistant
Before joining the Jonkershoek Reserve outside Stellenbosch as an administration assistant, Patrick Makuliwe was living on a disability grant and struggling to make ends meet. His job at the nature reserve means he is able to provide for his family – and has access to useful training that will stand him in good stead in future.
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Award-winning project helps develop local contractors
CapeNature’s long-standing and successful Goukou-Duivenhoks wetlands project has created 55 jobs for people from the nearby Hessequa towns of Heidelberg and Riversdale – and won numerous South African National Biodiversity Institute awards.
Wetlands work benefits natural resources while creating opportunities
Creating jobs while managing natural resources translates into a win for both the environment and local people. The 10-year rehabilitation project of the Verlorenvlei wetlands on the West Coast achieved this and more. Read more here: [LINK]
Building better futures on the Garden Route
Job creation. Skills development. Career success stories. These are some of the great results CapeNature’s Keurbooms EPWP project has yielded for local communities.
Grootvadersbosch skills training and jobs help uplift Hessequa community
From an EPWP contract position at Stoney Point Reserve to conservation assistant at De Mond Nature Reserve and, most recently, an appointment as full-time field ranger at Grootvadersbosch – Nico du Preez’s career progress is a shining example of a CapeNature success story.