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Save South African Tourism Campaign

Save South African Tourism Campaign

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African Sunrise and six companies are teaming up to try and raise vital funds with a fundraising campaign. We’ve worked with each company since we started African Sunrise; we consider then friends and they are a big part of why we exist today.
This is our fundraising team:
• African Array Lodge
• The Wilderness Beach House Backpackers Lodge
• Ocean to Oceanv
• 18 Gangster Museum
• Afrovibe Beach Lodge
• MKL Tours and Travel

The COVID-19 virus is affecting everyone, and as many of our followers know, African Sunrise is now unable to operate. The Coronavirus lockdown has decimated the volunteering and tourism industry in South Africa. Businesses of all sizes are struggling to cope, with many already closing their doors for good. However, we do want to be clear that we fully support the government's decision to enforce a strict lockdown. Although it's impossible to escape just how detrimental this lockdown has been to our industry.

The volunteering sector essentially closed overnight. Volunteering and tourism SMEs are finding it difficult to access funding or UIF (income support), and many are nearing the end of any funds as they scramble to save their company, as well as pay and retain employees.

At African Sunrise, we've reached a dead end. After trying every conceivable angle to find funding or financial relief, we now have run out of options. The reality is we won't survive while we wait for funding that may never materialise.
That's why African Sunrise and six companies are teaming up to try and raise vital funds with a fundraising campaign. We’ve worked with each company since we started African Sunrise; we consider then friends and they are a big part of why we exist today.

We all need some semblance of a business so we can pick up the pieces with our workforce still intact. This isn't us asking for handouts - it's a lifeline to keep our businesses open. This fundraising campaign is really all about the people behind the tourism and volunteering sector. It’s about people-orientated small businesses that thrive and survive because of our dedicated, hard-working and passionate employees. We wouldn’t be here without them, so it’s now time for us to do everything we can to cover their wages.

Our joint target for this COVID-19 fundraiser is R 500, 000. Any funds raised will be split evenly to each company. And every company will also be donating a further 10% from anything we receive to an NPO/NGO of their choice.
If you can help us, please donate via this Backabuddy campaign today and help us keep our companies going.

If you're unable to donate now, please give us a share and tell your family and friends about this campaign.

The amount will be split between all the tourism companies as listed, with each giving 10% to an NGO of their choice. This will ensure each company can cover salaries, overhead costs and try to survive until the tourism industry is reopened.

Donations

  • Jul 11, 2020 - USD $ 124.64
  • "A little support from afar" - Silja Eatock

  • Jul 08, 2020 - USD $ 36.62
  • "Hope your all safe and pull through these unstable times !! Much love " - Danica Ahern

  • Jul 08, 2020 - USD $ 16.00
  • "Much love, Sedick. Ocean to Ocean. " - Claire B

  • Jul 02, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    This is a crusial time for us to stand togeter and help those companies mostv ulnerable

    " - Monique Duijvestijn

  • Jun 24, 2020 - USD $ 11.62
  • "Donate & share - every bit helps " - Michele

  • Jun 20, 2020 - USD $ 18.43
  • "To my beautiful Beachhouse family, and home away from home." - Ashley Toye

  • Jun 17, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    This is a crusial time for us to stand togeter and help those companies mostv ulnerable

    " - Monique Duijvestijn

  • Jun 15, 2020 - USD $ 117.27
  • "I should charge Daisy for all of the socks she ate :-P ... But I am going to donate for all the fuel you guys and this place gave me for my heart and soul. I am thinking about you a lot. Stay strong" - JoJo

  • Jun 13, 2020 - USD $ 23.85
  • "Stay strong <3" - Sophie

  • Jun 09, 2020 - USD $ 39.90
  • "Keep going xx" - Dasi

  • Jun 09, 2020 - USD $ 25.61
  • "Love from Aunty Susan " - Aunty Susan

  • Jun 02, 2020 - USD $ 40.79
  • "<3" - Eoin

  • Jun 02, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "<3" - Hanna

  • May 31, 2020 - USD $ 190.00
  • "Dragan Cikota Swish " - Dragan Cikota

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 60.66
  • "For Sedick, love you!" - Anonymous

  • May 29, 2020 - USD $ 21.10
  • "Best Wishes!" - Jessica Krawiec

  • May 28, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "On behalf of my friend, Sedick. Go with God, and be safe. " - Corey Nguyen

  • May 27, 2020 - USD $ 19.54
  • "Sending love all the way from Bedlington in these uncertain times :) " - The Kennedys

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 59.77
  • "For my South African family and home who I miss very much!" - Asher Leeming

  • May 24, 2020 - USD $ 59.77
  • "Stay safe and be well! " - Meredith

  • May 24, 2020 - USD $ 119.53
  • "Hope tourism is up and running again soon!" - Prof Jan

  • May 24, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Did you donate? I did! " - Freya Armstrong

  • May 23, 2020 - USD $ 226.60
  • "Swish from Sweden " - Dragan Cikota

  • May 23, 2020 - USD $ 59.77
  • "All the best " - Sylvie

  • May 22, 2020 - USD $ 27.98
  • "Keep going xx " - Aunty Marian

  • May 21, 2020 - USD $ 25.58
  • "We believe in you Aunty CJ!" - Beau & Eslie

  • May 20, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "We all need to support each other. Thank you for all you do. " - Candise Holt

  • May 18, 2020 - USD $ 52.75
  • "Well Wishes!" - Gemari Evans

  • May 18, 2020 - USD $ 102.13
  • "️" - anonymous

  • May 17, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Good luck, great idea" - T Marais

  • May 17, 2020 - USD $ 107.57
  • "Good luck! Stay strong!" - Ramon

  • May 15, 2020 - USD $ 16.94
  • "Good luck " - Joan Maguire

  • May 15, 2020 - USD $ 12.19
  • "Best wishes in your work" - Jackie Dawson

  • May 14, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "For all of our lovely friends " - The Ladies

  • May 14, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Supporting you all the way! " - Obs Community Member

  • May 14, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Pledging and contributing in saving your businesses " - Malcolm Liberty

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 33 333.43

Fundraising target

R 300 000.00
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African Sunrise and six companies are teaming up to try and raise vital funds with a fundraising campaign. We’ve worked with each company since we started African Sunrise; we consider then friends and they are a big part of why we exist today.