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Charity profile

The Pinotage Youth Development Academy (PYDA) develops the capacity of young, disadvantaged South Africans to prepare them for employment within the wine and fruit industries and related sectors, such as hospitality and tourism. The Academy is located in Stellenbosch and attracts students from greater Cape Town areas.The Academy offers integrated programmes covering strong vocational skills, as well as the personal growth essential for success. It delivers practical employable skills, together with a mindset and attitude to allow young people to seize or create economic opportunities. This holistic approach will bring positive transformation to the students, as well as to their families, communities, businesses and the country as a whole. Read more