In South Africa’s rural North West province, at the Marico Rural Development Project (MRDP), the sound of cowbells fills the air. Rather than a herd of cattle, however, the sound is coming from a workshop where creative local craftspeople are making the bells out of recycled metal. These Cheer Bells are designed for supporters at
Qhubeka is sometimes asked why we distribute new bicycles in our programmes, rather than second-hand bicycles. We’ve put together some information to explain: Quality and fairness We run learn-to-earn, work-to-earn and disaster relief programmes that give people the opportunity to earn bicycles in various ways. We believe that in honouring their hard work, Qhubeka should
Wishing you a Happy New Year from Qhubeka, and everything of the best for 2018! We look forward to changing more lives with bicycles together.
Mzilibovu Mafohla (aka Mzi, standing to the far left in the photo) is the man behind Qhubeka’s mechanic training programme. Mzi has a passion for sharing knowledge and developing people, and he travels around the country to run Qhubeka’s mechanic training initiative. In every community where we distribute bicycles, we train up a bicycle mechanic.
After a busy 2017, we’re taking a break over the festive season. The Qhubeka offices will be closed from 15 December 2017 to 8 January 2018. Wishing you happy holidays. Qhubeka Team
Qhubeka to benefit from world’s largest virtual training camp, taking place from 13 – 19 November (Long Beach, California, 1 November 2017) – Zwift, the global online fitness platform for cyclists, is to host what is set to be the world’s largest training camp in partnership with Team Dimension Data. The training camp will feature
Last year in October, the inaugural Girona Gala raised €8 000 for Qhubeka. This year, the event enjoyed even more support. While the final figures are not yet available, Girona Gala organisers Nathan Haas (who rides for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka) and Laura Fletcher (of Cassette Media) say that the funds raised are in
On 11 October every year, the UN marks International Day of the Girl Child. In 2017, the theme is how to ‘EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises’. According to a statement by UN Women, “Throughout 2017 we have seen growing conflict, instability and inequality, with 128.6 million people this year expected to need humanitarian
Today, the City of Johannesburg, with Volkswagen South Africa and Qhubeka, distributed 98 bicycles to members of the Community in Alexandra, Johannesburg. Qhubeka is a charity that moves people forward with bicycles, improving their access to schools, jobs and clinics. The bicycles are being distributed as part of the City’s bicycle programme in the region.
Imagine you, or someone you love, never had the chance to live beyond the world within walking distance from home. Imagine never having the chance to discover opportunities or reach your potential simply because of a lack of transport. Now, imagine the difference a bicycle can make to people in this situation. The partnership between