Mirriam Plaatjies
Celebrating gender equality in conservation

There is a number of women working at CapeNature in so-called non-conventional roles. The entity is known for creating an enabling environment where women employees can thrive and progress. 

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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.

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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.

Project Inspection Waterval EPWP Team
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 Eco venue
Grootvadersbosch skills training and jobs help uplift Hessequa community

From an EPWP contract position at Stony 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.

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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.

EPWP Women Empowerment Driftsands 2019
Empowering women to grow through CapeNature

CapeNature has a special EPWP programme to empower women through peer assistance, informative talks, nature walks, talks, yoga, meditation and special events.