Mzansi Tour powered by CATHSSETA hand over 60 Bicycles

On the 16th of April, the Mpumalanga MEC for Culture, Sports & Recreation, Sibongile Manana, together with the CATHSSETA CEO Mike Tsotetsi, issued 60 bicycles to enthusiastic members of the Luphisi community, in exchange for trees they had grown from seeds.

The Mzansi Tour powered by Cathsseta paid a visit to the small rural community of Luphisi outside Nelspruit right next to Kruger National Park to hand over some bicycles to empower the community through bikes they get in return for planting trees. CATHSSETA’s partnership with Qhubeka and the Wildlands Conservation Trust supports their vision to create a sustainable future for all.

Commenting on the handover of bicycles at The Liphisi Community Hall, CATHSSETA CEO Mr. Mike Tsotetsi says: “CATHSSETA is proud to be a part of this inspiring project. Today the community of Liphisi received 60 bicycles that will assist in the upliftment of their entire community. Their contribution of tree saplings is part of the ongoing effort by The Wildlands Conservation Trust to ensure a more sustainable future is built for South Africa”.

This is our photoblog of the day. (Images courtesy of Zoon Cronje from ZC Marketing Consulting.)

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One of Wildlands initiatives is to nurture ‘Tree-preneurs’ who grow trees from seed, and then barter what they have grown for food, clothes, education support and bicycles. Members of the Luphisi community proudly handed over their valuable saplings, each with their own story to tell. Some entrepreneurial, others heartwarming, showing how much this project is changing the lives and bettering circumstances of this rural community through the model of community-based ecosystems.

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The CATHSSETA CEO Mr. Mike Tsotetsi handing over one of 60 bicycles in Luphisi.

Mike Tsotetsi of CATHSSETA with Amanda Ndiki Miss Earth Ambassador and the Provincial MEC Wishing the Mzansi Tour Cyclists All the Best of luckAmanda Ndiki, Miss Earth Ambassador, also came through to the handover in Luphisi.

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A mother and child thrilled about receiving a Qhubeka Buffalo Bicycle.

Qhubeka bike handoverThe Mpumalanga MEC for arts, culture, tourism and CATHSSETA CEO Mr. Mike Tsotetsi giving out bicycles in Luphisi at the CATHSSETA Mzansi tour.

Qhubeka handoverRemember the feeling of riding a bike for the first time?

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A proud owner of his first bicycle.


It doesn’t matter what age you are, owning a bicycle makes you happy.

mobilising people on bikesOne bicycle can impact a whole a community.

Images courtesy of Zoon Cronje from ZC Marketing Consulting.

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