The Vanwyksdorp Development Institute (VDI) has been a dream 14 years in the making – local Vanwyksdorp residents Pieter Coetzee and André Britz wanted to create an establishment – both physically and institutionally – that could provide a source of knowledge, learning and upliftment for the Vanwyksdorp and surrounding communities.

The VDI as a non-profit company has been formally in existence since 2014, but it is only this year, through partnership with the GCBR, that the company has been able to begin the building of its campus. This is indeed an incredible milestone, not only in the life of the VDI, but certainly for the whole community of Vanwyksdorp.

Read more below.

VDI Practical training in field. (Photo: Andre Britz)

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