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Swartberg Pass Project Team

 

Team Anix has taken another step forward in it’s commitment to contribute to the national job creation drive. Anix Consulting’s recent appointment as project implementers of a project which has employed 144 previously unemployed individuals over an 18 month period in the Prince Albert / Oudtshoorn area will go some way in achieving the targets outlined in the New Growth Path.

The project entails the rehabilitation of the Swartberg Pass situated approximately 500 kms from Cape Town between Prince Albert and the well know Cango caves in Oudtshoorn. The core activity will be the maintenance and rehabilitation of the drystone walls supporting some of the passes picturesque hairpin bends. The project will be managed by EPWP (Expanded Public Works Projects) principles and is funded by the National Department of Environmental Affairs.

The pass was constructed more than 120 years ago by Thomas Bain the son of Andrew Geddes Bain known for the famous Bainskloof Pass. There is much to be said of the Swartberg pass, its awe-inspiring geological formations and its positioning relative to the Swartberg as a UNESCO World heritage site, the focus for team Anix though is the opportunity this project brings to the local people.

Prince Albert has the highest incidence of alcohol abuse in the country. The training component of the project includes a robust substance abuse and life skills component to assist the community to regenerate.

The mix of on-the-job and group training assists beneficiaries to access future opportunities and position them to access mainstream economic activity.

Yet another adventure awaits and we will not let this opportunity to touch lives pass.

 

 
 

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