2019 Discovery 947 Ride Joburg forQhubeka

We call our fundraising events “ForQhubeka” because you really can do anything you like for Qhubeka. While we run certain organised campaigns and offer various toolkits for our supporters, we’re always thrilled by the creativity and passion of our supporters, and we encourage you to fundraise in whichever way best suits you.

About Qhubeka

Qhubeka is a global charity that moves people forward with bicycles in Africa. People earn bicycles through our programmes, improving their access to schools, clinics and jobs.

 A bicycle is a tool that helps people to travel faster and further, to generate income and to carry more. In the face of extreme and persistent poverty, bicycles can change lives by helping to address socioeconomic challenges at the most basic level – helping people to get where they need to go.

Why “Qhubeka” and why bicycles?

Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means “to progress”, “to move forward”. Bicycles help people move forward. With a bicycle, a person can travel faster and further, and carry more. Bicycles help people to change their lives. They are an accessible, reliable, affordable form of personal transport.

Qhubeka SHIFT

A SHIFT is a Qhubeka bicycle project that aims to distribute 5 000 bicycles per year into a specific geographic area for five years, with the aim of helping to SHIFT the entire community forward.

We measure the success of our programmes by their sustained impact over a decade. If we return to an area after 10 years, our hope is that we will find fresh Qhubeka bicycle tracks on the ground.

Our programmes

People earn bicycles through Qhubeka’s different programmes.

Our programmes are based throughout South Africa, predominantly in our SHIFT regions, and are implemented in communities by Qhubeka’s partners.


If you get stuck or you have any questions about fundraising for Qhubeka, please email helpdesk@qhubeka.org.

For more information please visit www.qhubeka.org

Thanks again for choosing to raise funds for Qhubeka!The Qhubeka Team

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    Louise Michelson

    R55,200 raised

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    Irshaad Gouse

    R31,378 raised

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    Christine Strauss

    R11,300 raised

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    Jeremy Lawrence

    R7,650 raised

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    Patrick Duggan

    R6,460 raised

29 Fundraiser projects


  1. Louise Michelson

    5 December 2019

  2. Louise Michelson

    28 November 2019

  3. Francois van der Merwe

    28 November 2019

433 Donations

Fundraiser projects

29 Fundraiser projects

I am raising funds for Qhubeka Charity

By Michelle Ortlepp

I’m taking part in Discovery 947 Ride Joburg 2019 to raise money for Qhubeka Charity, who do grea...

100% Completed
R4,950 raised
R3,450 Target

I am raising funds for Qhubeka Charity

By Anje Badenhorst

Hi, My friend and I are taking part in the Discovery 947 ride Joburg 2019!!!  Please he...

100% Completed
R3,700 raised
R3,450 Target

Hilette is raising funds for Qhubeka Charity

By Hilette Wentzel

Hi, my friend & I have taken on one last 2019 fitness & fundraising challenge for a good cau...

82% Completed
R4,100 raised
R5,000 Target

3 Days to go! Doing RideJoburg (947 Cycle Challenge) and raising funds for Qhubeka

By Ben Kelly

So this is a little late but things have been a bit hectic. And Bridget has got out way ahead of ...

35.6% Completed
US$89 raised
US$250 Target