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1 month 1 week ago
Be a Gamechanger – Become a Backabuddy Champion
Be a Gamechanger – Become a Backabuddy Champion



Backabuddy is a crowdfunding platform that's aim is to benefit community organisations and charitable campaigns. They've raised a collective amount of R 63, 063, 525, which has made a huge difference to the organisations and individuals who run the campaigns....
2 months 15 hours ago
Voluntourism vs Volunteering – Know the
Voluntourism vs Volunteering – Know the Difference so you can Make a Difference

Volunteering and interning in South Africa can be one of the most fulfilling experiences you can undertake. Many of African Sunrise's current and previous volunteers and interns share their stories with us, and how their time in Cape Town changed their perception of what...
2 months 1 week ago
Interview with CJ Armstrong, Director
An Interview with our Director CJ



African Sunrise is an all-female company based in Cape Town South Africa. They facilitate volunteers and interns and place them with a suitable non-profit organisation. Most of their volunteers and interns are from Sweden, and some of...
3 months 4 days ago
Winter Volunteering in Cape Town
A lot of people aren't sure what their plans are for the summer, with many people looking to spend their time overseas. For a lot of students, volunteering is something they've always wanted to do, and there is no better place to do it than South Africa.

In Cape Town, your summer is our winter. And while it's not as cold as it is back home, the need for a strong...
3 months 1 week ago
Culture Shock – A Welcome Departure from the Norm
Volunteering and interning in Cape Town can be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences you'll ever embark on. You will face challenges that will test your knowledge and resolve. By the time you have completed your time with us, you will learn more about yourself than you can ever really know if you stay in your home environment. Life is undoubtedly different here,...
3 months 3 weeks ago
The Important Role of Volunteers During Cape Town
Wherever you are in the World, you will have heard various reports of the drought in the Western Cape. The Cape Town water shortage has made headline news, often with conflicting information.

Cape Town's resilience is amazing. We've come together to help each other out in circumstances that could affect any city in the world with the current climate changes. In Cape...