FREE – BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS TRAINING

FREE – BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS TRAINING The programme is designed to upskill unemployed youth in basic computer skills. Basic computer skills will help to empower youth and make them more attractive for employment. This programme offers practical,…
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ARE YOU A LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER? Would you like to see change in the Knysna business community?

The Garden Route Rebuild Initiative (set up as a result of the Knysna Fires in June 2017) is in the process of establishing an inclusive Business Chamber within Knysna. We would like to understand your needs, vision and ideas you have as…
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Garden Route fires: team visits to assess rehabilitation funding applications

A team of ten people - including quantity surveyors, project managers, environmental consultants, and engineers - is currently working in the Garden Route to assess applications for grant funding in the wake of the storms and fires that tore…
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Garden Route Rebuild Initiative trains alien plants eradication team

The Environmental Management Workstream of the Garden Route Rebuild Initiative (GRRI) has implemented a pilot project to train a team of previously unemployed people in invasive alien plant eradication. The team attended an alien vegetation…

Garden Route Rebuild Initiative finalises strategy, seeks public input on project implementation

The Garden Route Rebuild Initiative (GRRI) has finalised its strategy to ‘Build Back Better’ in the wake of this year’s devastating fires. The work of developing the strategy was accomplished through a massive, community-wide cooperative…

Helen Zille praises Garden Route Rebuild Initiative: “New model for disaster management.”

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has praised the Garden Route Rebuild Initiative as a model for disaster management and reconstruction in the wake of catastrophe. Speaking at the Southern Cape Landowner’s Initiative’s Environmental Seminar…

Premier Zille lauds management of Bitou’s desalination plant

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has lauded the design and management of Bitou’s desalinationn plant. The Premier was in the area on Thursday, 23 November, to speak at the Southern Cape Landowner’s Initiative’s Environmental Seminar…

Garden Route Rebuild Initiative leads route to recovery

Cooperation and a shared dream to ‘Build Back Better’ are key ingredients as the Garden Route recovers from the destruction caused by wildfires that tore through the region in June this year. That’s the message from Hildegarde Fast,…

Invasive plants making a comeback - we need to act now

Landowners need to wake up to the growing threat of invasive alien plants In many ways, the recent fires raging through the Garden Route, and specifically Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and Brenton (as well as Still Bay), did the environment a favour,…