Robert would accept most jobs but he has been working towards employment as a seaman on trawler or similar for some time.
Robert was staying in Kalk Bay haven shelter until the end of october for 6 months, and previous ot that in Paarl Haven shelter, but as shelter stays have limited time spans he has moved to Happy Valley Shelter in Simonstown as of NOV1 2018. His EPWP Part time work contract has just come to an end as well as his time allowed in Haven Kalk Bay shelter as shelters are only able to offer temporary accomodation to give others a chance also. However many people end up living on the streets again when the rotation system bring their stays to an end
I have met Robert several times when we take homeless poeple for a meal (See our BLOG) as robert, together with other inhabitants of the shelter has helped serve the meals.
I am always struck how Robert has a smile for everyone. What I found out as I got to know Robert perhaps explains some of it as It turned robert spent over 4 years giving Home care to a disabled person and a retired lady in exchange for lodging and really has a heart of gold. Finally she lost the house and Robert had no l place to go . She is Andrea Liebenberg and can be contacted on 0215919407. Andrea has only good things ot say about Robert and more than welcomes anyone who would like to call her for reference for Robert. Her brother was paralyzed so robert helped look after both of them Once her borhter passed away Andrea needed rent and Robert had not been able to find enough permanent work. Only causal and short term contract work
During all that time he always could only find temporary work, which is the case with 1000s of capetonians in the last decades. In any case Robert has to be one of the most easy going poeple to be around despite the uncertainty of life when one has no permanent job and no home.
As one can see if you click on the various documents and refences Robert collected assiduously he is putting every effort into bettering his situation
Roberts recent 3 month contract with EPWP (expanded public works City Cape town ) as a datacollecter ( see right) has also just run out and he has only managed to save the first months shelter fees.
Please click on the links on ths page and especially please share this page. Can you think of company or concern that might help robert with work? If so please contact us you can also contact robert on 0794721726 (sms would be better as staying in shelters its tough to keep ones cell charged.)