Go For Gold

Go for Gold is an award-winning education-to-employment public-private initiative.

Go for Gold was founded in 1999 through collaboration between companies in the Built Environment, the Western Cape Department of Education and Civil Society.

We give students from under-privileged communities the opportunity to enhance their education and transition through an internship year and onto tertiary education with guaranteed employment once they graduate.

The organisation’s four phase model creates skilled graduate professionals, who possess the self-belief to succeed.

Go for Gold has directly benefited over 400 individuals and enabled dozens of companies to attract and retain highly skilled, qualified personnel from disadvantaged communities.

Our Vision
Our Mission

Go for Gold, together with partners, provides a gateway for disadvantaged learners to realise their full potential and play a constructive role in society. Through our education-to-employment programme, we transition selected youth through a four phase, values-based academic and life-skills programme, which enables them to gather work experience, access a tertiary education and be fully prepared to become industrious professionals and leaders in the built environment and related industries.

Meet Our Dedicated Team

Go for Gold’s success is largely due to the active involvement of its partners in the development and roll out of the programme.

Board of Directors

Bridget-Ann Mullins

Go for Gold

Amanda Mtya

UCT - Department of rural development

Chris Escreet

chairman - martin & east

Chrystal Poole

board member - h&i

Francis Chemaly

board member - h&i

Keith Adams

sutherland engineers

Lucille Smith

go for gold

Eugene Daniels

board member - School Turnaround Foundation

Mike van Coller

board member - metapipe

Glen van Harte

director - western cape education department

Staff Members

Bridget-Ann Mullins

National Director

Vuyo Mninzi

Student Support Co-ordinator

Hazel Klein

Logistics & Events Co-ordinator

Janelle Fielies

Phase 1 Coordinator

Noxolo Mgudlwa

Project Manager

Karen Rademeyer

Fundraising & Communication

Nicolette Vigeland

Operations and New Ventures Manager

Ziona Slamat

Alumni Coordinator

Tutors

Abdusamad Ahmed

Abdusamad Ahmed

Regis Magama

Regis Magama

 Shahied Barnes

Shahied Barnes

 Jerome Barnes

Jerome Barnes

 Phillip van der Linde

Phillip van der Linde

 Joseph Bouman

Joseph Bouman

Asolita Petersen

Asolita Petersen

 Eunice Boswell

Eunice Boswell

 Lawrence Olyn

Lawrence Olyn

 Allen Taylor

Allen Taylor

 Mogamat Alie Hartley

Mogamat Alie Hartley

Shaheed Mahomed

Shaheed Mahomed

Alphonso Hendricks

Alphonso Hendricks

Glenda Johnston

Glenda Johnston

Tokyo Mcunu

Tokyo Mcunu

Advisory Committee

Go for Gold’s success is in part due to our commitment to collaborate fully with out partner companies and to ensure the programme adapts and evolves to meet market expectations. Representatives from our partner companies are invited to sit on the Go for Gold HR Advisory Forum, which meets every quarter to facilitate this important monitoring and evaluation function.

The following companies are currently represented on the forum:

Haw & Inglis

Haw & Inglis

Martin & East

Martin & East

Sutherland Engineers

Sutherland Engineers

Hiload Construction

Hiload Construction

 Tuboseal

Tuboseal

Power Group Concor

Power Group Concor

Smart Civils

Smart Civils

Civils 2000

Civils 2000

Amandla Construction

Amandla Construction

Isipani Construction

Isipani Construction

Aveng Grinaker

Aveng Grinaker

LTA CPUT

LTA CPUT

Peri South Africa

Peri South Africa

 dhk Architects

dhk Architects

 Stefanutti Stocks

Stefanutti Stocks

 Synergy R+N

Synergy R+N

Master Builders

Master Builders

Axsys

Axsys

Recognition & Awards

2005: MPUMELELO GOLD AWARD

In 2005 Go for Gold was awarded an Impumelelo Gold Award for innovation in education Go for Gold was recognised in the Mckinsey Centre for Government’s ‘Education to Employment’ global report, as 1 of 100 initiatives from around the world which are making the ‘education to employment’ model work. Go for Gold was the only African project to be mentioned in the report We were awarded a Certificate of Appreciation in category of Education, in recognition of our commitment and work in education for the people in the Western Cape