Brandvlei Prison turns Career Criminals into Bakers

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Brandvlei Prison turns career criminals into bakers

All the bakery equipment was supplied by Tombake

Broadcasted by Eyewitness News

12 Brandvlei prisoners are feeding their fellow 2000 inmates by baking their daily bread in the prison bakery.
600 loaves of bread are baked every day in an initiative to up skill offenders and for the Brandvlei prison to become self sufficient.

Broadcasted by SABC News

Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla has officially launched a poverty alleviation project at the Brandvlei Correctional Centre outside Worcester. The project forms part of the Departments Mandela Month Program. The Deputy Minister also opened a bakery at the facility in which offenders are being skilled.