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South Africa

Untapping talent and developing character in marginalised communities

The southernmost country on the African continent, South Africa is home to over 57 million people in a society with multiple ethnic groups with eleven official languages. The previous government, the National Party, introduced apartheid in 1948; institutionalised racial segregation. The ANC, led by Nelson Mandela – who’d been imprisoned for 27 years on Robben Island – was elected to power in 1994 in the country’s first democratic elections. Despite being known as the rainbow nation, South Africa continues to battle with racial inequality but sport does provide a united platform for community development.

Love rugby

Since inception, Bhubesi Pride Foundation has partnered United Through Sport, a South African not-for-profit organisation providing sports coaching to children in Port Elizabeth, as well as sponsored high school scholarship places. Together, we work with children in township areas and have helped to facilitate the build of a netball court and multi-sports pitch at two township schools. We also work with a community rugby initiative in Bloemfontein, Cheetah Kidz, and have started a relationship with the Blue Bulls, to engage communities in Pretoria. Our work is endorsed and supported by The South African Rugby Union.

Coaching rugby in South Africa

See our teams joined by the Ireland national team, alongside G4S and Maggie Alphonsi, who helped the charity launch an ambassador program in 2016

The Ireland team joins the Pride
Coaching and legacy project work with G4S
Maggie Alphonsi coaches with the Pride
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Port Elizabeth
Pretoria
Bloemfontein

Projects in South Africa

Building on a legacy, Port Elizabeth

Building on a legacy, Port Elizabeth

In 2016, we worked with British school, Sedbergh, and United Through Sport to facilitate and lay a multi-sports pitch. Alongside partners in South Africa, we’re reviewing legacy projects we can initiate next, in line with the charity’s goals.

How you can sponsor our projects

Pretoria

A super rugby project with the Blue Bulls

In 2018 we began working with successful South African Super Rugby team, Pretoria’s Blue Bulls. We’re combining expertise and resources to build on their existing community outreach programs in township areas like Mamelodi East.

How you can sponsor our projects

Bloemfontein

Cheetah Kidz, Bloemfontein

Since 2015, our volunteers have worked with coaches and development officers affiliated to the Free State Cheetahs, called Cheetah Kidz.

How you can sponsor our projects

Pride Stories: South Africa

Learn about the children and all those playing their part in the Pride: Local coaches, volunteers, donors and charity partners. Could it be you?

Join Our Journey

You have three incredibly exciting ways to help make an impact with Bhubesi Pride Foundation. Choose how you’d like to join our journey.

Volunteering Options

Volunteer

Coach rugby and experience Africa on our unique overland expedition. Volunteer and stay at our Malawi community centre, individually or arrange a group visit

Volunteering options
Sponsor a Project

Sponsor

Choose to sponsor any of the latest legacy projects we’re initiating or supporting and help us make a lasting impact

Sponsor a project
Make a Donation

Donate

Support the growth and sustainability of our work by making a donation today

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Join the Expedition

Join the Expedition

Be a big part of the very special, and original, journey which has seen us earn universal recognition and inspire a global rugby community.

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