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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 construction of a netball court and multi-sports pitch at two township schools. We have also teamed up with a community rugby initiative in Bloemfontein, Cheetah Kidz, and we have a relationship with the Blue Bulls, engaging communities in Pretoria. Our annual volunteer coaching work is endorsed and supported by The South African Rugby Union.

** Due to pandemic-related restrictions on international travel, we have put a pause on volunteer engagement activities in South Africa, until further notice. **

Coaching rugby in South Africa

See our volunteer coaching teams joined by the Ireland national team, working alongside G4S and with Maggie Alphonsi

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

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 in a PE township school. Alongside partners in South Africa, we’re reviewing legacy projects we can initiate next, in line with BPF's goals.

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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.

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Cheetah Kidz, Bloemfontein

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

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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


Coach sport and experience Africa on our unique overland expedition or arrange a group visit to our Malawi community centre

Volunteering options
Sponsor a Project


Help us raise funds for our latest campaign, supporting a food program and the supply of sports equipment and educational materials

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Make a Donation


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

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Join the Expedition

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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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