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Hoerikwaggo™ Trail

Our Paths & People

Poverty Relief

Entitled “Building paths, building people” the construction project of the Hoerikwaggo™ Trail paths and accommodation upgrades was a part of the Table Mountain National Park’s Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).

This project enabled the Table Mountain National Park to do much-needed infrastructure maintenance and simultaneously implementing the ethos of “benefits beyond boundaries” by employing and training over 420 unemployed people from townships around the peninsula and on the Cape Flats.

Through hard work and dedication, certain individuals in the Programme have achieved independent contractor status. These contractors in turn employ their own teams of ten people and contract their services into the Park. Over time these contractors have developed the necessary skills and experience to seek contracts with other organisations.

Through contractor training and development we aim to have developed 40 Small to Medium Enterprises (SMME’s) through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).

The EPWP has thus assisted the park to turn conservation efforts in to a socially relevant and empowering arena for the people of Cape Town.