ABSA Cape Epic forQhubeka 2020 and 2021

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.

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.

Thanks again for choosing to raise funds for Qhubeka!

The Qhubeka Team

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    Erin Bargate

    R113,484 raised

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    Jesper Grønnebæk

    R2,227 raised

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    Juan Weyers

    R2,200 raised

6 Fundraiser projects


  1. Oliver Cresswell

    23 March

  2. Stewart Polley

    22 March

  3. Emma Grønnebæk

    17 March

132 Donations

Fundraiser projects

6 Fundraiser projects

We are riding the Absa Cape Epic to raise funds for Qhubeka

By Denzyl O'Donoghue and Karsten Koch

Hi! We need your support please. We are raising money for Qhubeka Charity, who move children...

0% Completed
R0 raised
R100,000 Target
217 DAYS

Help us to support Qhubeka Charity!

By Andreas Adrian

Sawubona! That means hello in Zulu. We are two bicycle crazy guys from Germany taking on a huge c...

0% Completed
€0 raised
€4,500 Target
126 DAYS

I am raising funds for Qhubeka Charity

By Juan Weyers

Hi, I’m taking part in the 2020 Absa Cape Epic along side Paul Gleed and we aim to raise money fo...

14.6666666666667% Completed
R2,200 raised
R15,000 Target

I am raising funds for Qhubeka Charity

By Jesper Grønnebæk

Hi! I need your help. I’m taking part in 2020 Absa Cape Epic to raise money for Qhubeka Charity, ...

8.73333333333333% Completed
€131 raised
€1,500 Target