We may have a global reach, but it’s important to us to give back in our local community, where it all started. We do this, not only through job creation, but also through our various charitable projects.
Hout Bay United aims to unite communities around the game of football. They run a SAFA League team as well as other junior and senior teams, but they’re more than just another club. They are the first charitable football community in the world, and they’re there for all people, of all abilities, no matter
where they live or where they’re from.
Soccer is enjoyed by South Africans of every background. You’ll often find the biggest fans in areas where pitches resemble sand pits and goal posts and nets exist only in the imagination of the players. Kids dream of playing for Barcelona or local sides like Orlando Pirates & Ajax Cape Town.
It’s against this backdrop that Hout Bay United works their magic.
Pumpkin Ministries is a foster home for abandoned, neglected and abused children in Durbanville, Cape Town. As a non-profit organisation they work closely with government departments to give these children the love and care they deserve as they wait for a family of their own.
Their mission is to empower and inform people of the process of fostering and adoption.
Menelisi Jethro Mkhize is from a township called Umlazi, in Durban. He grew up with an ambition to become a motor vehicle mechanical engineer and started sailing in 2013 with Sail Africa, a sailing school in Durban. Although still studying, Menelisi was given the opportunity to represent Sail Africa in Spain on the Marine inspirations programme. It was here where he realised that he wanted to become a Superyacht master.
Now matriculated, his passion for the sea, motivated him to repeat grade 10 in 2016 allowing him to study at Lawhill Maritime centre and do navigation, working towards his dream of becoming a Master Mariner.