As responsible corporate citizens of South Africa, local businesses are seeking to make a tangible and positive difference in South Africa, while meeting their business objectives and B-BBEE scorecard requirements. At Qhubeka, we get excited about this, because we see room for mutually beneficial partnerships that benefit business, communities and the economy.
Qhubeka’s name is an Nguni word that means “to progress” or “to move forward” and this is the philosophy that underpins everything we do. We are constantly seeking to help drive real social change in South Africa – helping people to progress and move forward. And we’re always looking for partners who share our goals. We partner with companies in numerous ways, while aligning with the Codes of Good Practice:
Socio-Economic Development (SED)
Qhubeka partners with organisations to achieve sustainable socio-economic development that creates jobs, uplifts individuals and communities and boosts economic participation. Some of our programmes that focus on SED include our bicycle mechanic training initiatives and our adult work-to-earn programmes. These programmes focus on providing people with the tools they need to progress and move forwards.
Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD)
Through Qhubeka’s wholly owned subsidiary, Real Bicycle Company (RBC), we partner with companies to maximise the impact of their ESD activities, while growing our end-to-end bicycle design, engineering and manufacturing company. RBC is a level one B-BBEE contributor and one of its core aims is to boost local skills development and create jobs.
By purchasing bicycles through Qhubeka’s wholly owned bicycle design and manufacturing company, Real Bicycle Company, which is a level 1 B-BBEE contributor companies can channel their procurement spend to a company intent on skills transfer, creating jobs and boosting local manufacturing capacity.
Qualifying donations* by South African taxpayers (individuals and companies) to Qhubeka are tax-deductible because Qhubeka is a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) that can issue a Section 18A. This allows people and companies to help change lives with bicycles, while enjoying a tax break.
Donations help to fund bicycles for people in Qhubeka’s programmes, which include learn-to-earn, work-to-earn, disaster relief, health and sports programmes.
*Donations must be made directly to Qhubeka’s bank account, as we are unable to issue Section 18A certificates via other international payment portals, such as PayPal or GivenGain. Taxpayers – natural persons, trusts, companies, or close corporations – can deduct from their taxable income, the amounts they donated to approved organisations, up to the value of 10 percent of their taxable income.
Partner with Qhubeka
To find out more about building a partnership with Qhubeka that will drive real social change, please get in touch with Matt Fendick.
Tel: +27 72 886 5829