The “BIGFEET Elephant Foundation”, a charity of Meerendal Wine Estate, donates R1 per bottle of BIGFEET Pressed for Elephants wine, to “Elephants Alive!” Since 2013 the “BIGFEET Elephant Foundation” has raised more than R150’000 through the sale of this wine, to support various charities that save elephants from the ivory trade and poachers.
Elephants Alive aims to ensure the survival of elephants and their habitats and to promote harmonious co-existence between man and elephants. Their quest involves delivering research solutions which acknowledge elephants as an integral part of the ecosystem they occupy.
The songo.info organisation has grown from humble beginnings. Everything started with Songo Fipaza’s dream to uplift Kayamandi, the community that he has lived in for numerous years of his life and where he has been working hard to bring about change for his community.
“It does not matter what the next food trend is- what matters is that we give our youth the tools and knowledge to eat properly.”
The reality of poverty in Africa makes this an enormous challenge, but it was with this in mind that Food Cycle was born.
Food Cycle’s aims are to support existing organisations, NPO’s, community projects and schools by providing facilities such as kitchens and gardens in order for children to learn about nutrition, the manner in which food is prepared and how to earn an income through cooking. In addition, the “Adopt a Rider” initiative allows previously disadvantages youth to be exposed to possible career possibilities in addition to maintaining their mountain bike training.