Tribute to Jan Rossouw

The Qhubeka team is devastated at the loss of Jan Rossouw, who passed away suddenly on 9 October. Jan was a long-time Qhubeka supporter who became part of our team, bringing a wealth of business experience and a passion for cycling with him. His enthusiasm and ability to get things done were incredible assets to

A family moving forward together

Recently, we did a Qhubeka bicycle distribution in Groot Marico to 50 women who are part of the Blankets for Bicycles programme in the Madikwe Rural Development Program (MRDP). You can read more about it here. Maosa (wearing pink and white below) runs the programme now, and her whole family is benefiting from the ways

Qhubeka Bicycles and Partnerships Transforming Communities in Giyani

Giyani, in South Africa’s Limpopo province, is the site of one of Qhubeka’s largest learn-to-earn bicycle programmes, implemented by World Vision South Africa. Today marked the third distribution in the space of a month that Qhubeka has distributed 350 new bicycles into schools in the region, bringing the total for the last month to 1 050

50 New Bicycles Earned with Handmade Blankets

Today, in a village near the quiet rural town of Groot Marico in South Africa’s North West province, a group of smiling women is gathered to receive the fruits of their labour. In exchange for the handmade crocheted blankets, scarves and beanies that they have created in bright wool colours, these women will receive Qhubeka

Elizabeth’s story

Elizabeth Xikambiso is 15 years old. She is a grade 9 pupil at a school in Giyani, Limpopo, where she received a bicycle in May 2017 as part of a Qhubeka learn-to-earn programme. Elizabeth says having a bicycle means it take her less time to get to school every day. “Since getting my bicycle, I

#MechanicMondays – Appearance Sibuyi

Qhubeka aims to train bicycle mechanics in the communities in which we work, which ensures the bicycles we distribute get the maintenance and service they need, keeping them in riding condition. It also helps to create new economic opportunities for the mechanics, who are trained not only in how to maintain and repair bicycles, but

Women’s Month community clean-up day builds on successful partnerships

Following on from a successful cross-sector clean-up event on 15 June, schoolchildren, government, companies and NPOs once again came together in Orlando East, Soweto, to drive environmental awareness and to empower young women. Representatives from Qhubeka, Miss Earth South Africa, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA), Pikitup and The Start Up Grind took part. “The motive

200 new Qhubeka bicycles for learners in North West

On 14 August 2018, 200 schoolchildren at Tshukudu High School in Rustenburg received brand new Qhubeka Bicycles to help them get to and from school, thanks to Anglo American Platinum and the National Lotteries Commission. The bicycle distribution event is part of a Qhubeka learn-to-earn programme in the region. The schoolchildren receive the bicycles in

Working together for a clean community on Mandela Day 2018

Qhubeka joins Johannesburg Mayor, community volunteers, NGOs and businesses in a community clean-up and bicycle distribution event As South Africans come together to honour the late Tata Madiba on 18 July, when Mandela Day is commemorated each year, each person works to do good. In Orlando West in Soweto, a group of individuals and organisations