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.
CapeNature welcomes people with disabilities to its teams
CapeNature is constantly working towards greater inclusion for people with disabilities – not only for visitors, but also for its own teams on the ground. The organisation currently employs seven people with disabilities.
Empowering women to grow through CapeNature
Overcoming social problems such as abuse and negative peer pressure. Tackling financial problems such as budgeting and managing credit. Grappling with educational challenges. Gaining awareness of issues around physical and mental health and fitness.
‘There is something different every day’
Marhostile Doyile is one of a team of people who work tirelessly to ensure that the facilities and public areas in the Goukamma Nature Reserve on the Garden Route is beautifully maintained.
‘I love meeting people from other parts of South Africa and the world’
Working in tourism services in tranquil Gamkaberg Nature Reserve in the Klein Karoo is a dream job for Adam Isaacs, who enjoys interacting with visitors and takes pride in helping to make them as comfortable as possible.
‘It’s important that the community knows about their heritage’
Coreen Coetzee found employment, and a new way of life, through working for CapeNature as a gannet monitor on Bird Island, 100m off the coast of Lambert’s Bay. She has since been promoted to a supervisory position and is passionate about her job and conservation.
‘There isn’t an aspect of my job I don’t like’
Adrian Horn has been working at the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve in a position aligned to the Expanded Public Works Programme and feel privileged to have found a job in this beautiful setting.