Welcome to Swisscontact - Southern Africa
Swisscontact is the business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Represented in 25 countries with around 800 employees, it promotes - since 1959 - the economic, social and environmental development.
The primary objective of the Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln (VSBK) project is to introduce and disseminate the VSBK brick firing technology as a viable and sustainable alternative firing technology for the clay brick industry, with many positive impacts from the economic, environmental and social point of view.
Swisscontact initated a three-year Youth Entrepreneurship Programme with the goal of promoting entrepreneurship and creating opportunities for income generation among the youth in selected townships of South Africa's Western Cape and Gauteng provinces.