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BRC - Product Range

The BRC has 3 different product ranges -

Conference Bag Range
Golf Range - flags, caddy bibs etc
Made-to-Order items

For further information about the ranges or a quote please contact Charmaine Maurtiz on +27 (0)21 361 5972 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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One of Learn to Earn's strategic priorities is job creation.

Through our job placement programme we look to place our graduates in the formal employment sector.

LtE Graduates available for placement have completed their training, including a life and business skills component in the following courses:

Bake for Profit
Basic Computers
Call Centre
Home Management
Office Administration
Point of Sale
Sewing Production Line
Technical Skills

Please contact our placement officer on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +27 21 361 5972 for further information.

For Hemanus based placements please contact Monica Pike on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +27 28 313 0564.

For Ground UP Barista placements please contact Aleks Jablonska on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +27 21 671 2230.



The BRC Legal & BEE status

The Business Resource Centre is a Section 21 Not for Profit Company.

Our registration number is: 2002/013281/08
Our VAT No is: 4910227430

Section 21 refers to the section of the Companies Act that deals with non-profit companies. A Section 21 company operates with the purpose of helping people, the environment etc and not for making a profit. If any profit/surplus is made, it is used to fund the expenses of the Section 21 Company in the coming year.

BEE status – as the turnover of the BRC is under five million, the BRC is a Level 4 contributor

As per our constitution, Learn to Earn holds an annual report-back meeting at which The BRC's Financial Statements are presented.


BRC - Zakehle


Zakhele (iXhosa) - English translation is 'build for yourself'.

Currently the BRC has two main Zakhele projects – a small abalone net making enterprise and a larger sewing production line. Both ventures provide a space for apprentices to further develop their sewing and production line training in a real world environment. What excites us about this project is that the outputs which include a range of conference products are sold to fund the training. Clients of the BRC include The University of Stellenbosch Business School and the TFG Foundation for which we produce conference bags and disaster relief blankets respectively.

You can help fund this social enterprise through the purchase of products such as our conference bags.

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BRC Staff & board members


The energetic and make-it-happen team of the BRC are headed up by Charmaine Maritz. She is supported by Ntombizodwa Ndlovu (Zakhele Supervisor), Libby Langley (Zakhele Line Supervisor) and Jabulani Madlingozi, our Placement Officer.

The BRC Board is made-up of the LtE Director, General Manager and The BRC Manager, as well as volunteers from the business community who have a passion for job creation. The Board meets 4 times a year.

About the Business Resource Centre (BRC)


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Learn to Earn's job creation programme is run by the Business Resource Centre (BRC). Here we assist our best graduates with becoming economically independent.

At Learn to Earn we recognise that people need to be given access to resources and they need support to become self-sustaining. Through the BRC, we complete the circle of Learn to Earn's objective of developing unemployed people. This is achieved by making possible various business opportunities, job creation projects and access to 'economic ponds.'

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Learn to Earn Vision and Mission