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Image: Staying true to heart Introducing Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka

As we enter the new year, we are delighted to introduce our African Team for 2016. Racing as the first ever UCI World Tour team from the African continent, our official team name is Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , HIV/AIDS, Sport
Image: Racing Today for a Healthier Generation - Time is Ticking! During the time I'm out running the marathon today, 235 young people in Africa will become newly infected with HIV

I'm heading out the door to run the Amica Seattle Marathon, my second marathon in a month. Why? I'm celebrating my 42 years on the planet by raising critical funds to help young people in Africa live healthier lives. This is unacceptable and it is preventable. This is where Grassroot Soccer comes in.
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COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung meets children they have helped to fund Africa’s first UCI registered Pro Continental cycling team – rode to raise funds for 5,000 bicycles for Qhubeka, World Bicycle Relief’s programme.

With the help of their supporters, sponsors and fans around the world they have been able to fund over 4,500 bicycles through the #BicyclesChangeLives.   Read More...




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Image:  Announcing 42 for 42 - and a Chance to Win! 2 MARATHONS - BECAUSE 1 JUST WASN'T ENOUGH!

I turn 42 on November 12th. I'd like to celebrate my 42 years on this earth by running TWO marathons in the month of November to raise $42k for Grassroot Soccer (GRS) – The TCS NYC Marathon and the AMICA Seattle Marathon   Read More...




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Image: Qhubeka: South African leads Best Young Rider competition---in the Qhubeka Profile  (In NGO A-Z) Abu Dhabi Tour #1: Songezo Jim takes white jersey in soaring heat South African leads Best Young Rider competition

The opening stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour will be remembered as much for the excessive heat as it will be for who the day’s victor was, Andrea Guardini (Astana). Tom Boonen (Etixx-Quickstep) placed 2nd in the mass bunch sprint with Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff-Saxo) in 3rd.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Sport
Image: Qhubeka announces Dimension Data to become new title partner Qhubeka are extremely happy about new partner of Ryder Cycling

Ryder Cycling, owns and manages Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, Africa’s only UCI Professional Continental Cycling Team. Effective 1 January 2016, the team’s new name will be Team Dimension Data.   Read More...




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Image: New bicycles for 293 schoolchildren in Orlando, Soweto Time spent travelling to school will be reduced by up to 75%

Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 August 2015 – Dimension Data, in partnership with the City of Jo’burg, Qhubeka and Bhoni4Kasi, has sponsored 293 bicycles to learners at three high schools in Orlando, Soweto, to combat the frequent absenteeism and exhaustion experienced by learners walking to school in this area.   Read More...




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Image: MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung with seven Africans to La Vuelta Team continues to make history

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung is preparing itself for its second Grand Tour of the 2015 season. Like last year the team is proud to travel to La Vuelta with high hopes – and an exceptional team that features no less than seven African riders.   Read More...




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Image: First Lady of Zambia Kicks Off Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing Tournament The First Lady of Zambia, Mrs. Esher Lungu, kicks off the National VCT Day tournament co-hosted by Grassroot Soccer

To mark Zambia’s National HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) Day on June 30th, the First Lady of Zambia, Mrs. Esther Lungu, attended a VCT Tournament at Olympia Africa co-hosted by Grassroot Soccer Zambia. After speaking to the importance of testing as the entry point to HIV prevention, care and support, the First Lady kicked off the tournament.   Read More...




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Image: The takealot.com Cape Town 10s Entries Now Open! Recruit your best rugby, netball and beach volleyball playing mates

The wait is finally over! Entries for the takealot.com Cape Town 10s will be available from today. Off the back of a memorable 2015 event, smashing a number of records on and off the field with all entries and festival tickets completely sold out in 2015. The 2016 event promises to be even bigger, fresher and crazier with exciting additions including beach volleyball as a new sporting code.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport
Mandela Day 2015 falls during the Tour de France. We’re asking our supporters to celebrate with us through the #BicyclesChangeLives campaign.

18 July is a special day in South Africa because it is the birthday of the late Nelson Mandela. It has become known as Mandela Day and is celebrated annually. To honour the 67 years Nelson Mandela spent striving to make the world a better place, South Africans spend time – at least 67minutes – on 18 July every year doing good in their communities.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Sport
Image: MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung celebrates Mandela Day Mandela Day 2015 falls during the Tour de France. We’re asking our supporters to celebrate with us through the #BicyclesChangeLives campaign.In support of Mandela Day 2015, we are inviting you to help us give 5,000 schoolchildren a chance to experience the freedom of riding and owning a bicycle.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Sport
Image: Tour de France : Mandela Day victory for MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung at Le Tour Steve Cummings has won the 14th stage of the Tour de France for MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung! In a thrilling finale, Steve Cummings rode away from his brea

In another transitional stage of the Tour de France, Steve Cummings found himself in the main break of the day at the Tour de France for MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. Steve was joined by 19 other eager contenders as they built up an 8 minute lead over the peloton. It was looking good for the breakaway riders as the large lead group had no real adversaries in the peloton willing to chase them down.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Sport
Image: Tour de France wild card team gets Dimension Data Spnsorship boost. Team MTN-Qhubeka aims to raise money to provide 5,000 bicycles to children in Africa

Paris, France – 1 July 2015 - Dimension Data, the Official Technology Partner for ASO, which owns the Tour de France, today announced that it has become an MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung (MTN-Qhubeka) sponsor. Representing the African continent for the first time ever, the nine-man MTN-Qhubeka team is one of five wild-card teams invited to ride alongside the 17 World Tour cycling teams at this year’s Tour de France, which starts on Saturday.   Read More...




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Two teams from African countries where GRS works will compete in separate matches: in Nigeria we're tackling HIV and malaria.

Our partnership with the Peace Corps is bringing GRS to Cameroon.
Plus GRS Pro Ambassador Christen Press will take to the pitch for the U.S. Team  - coming off her game-winning goal earlier this week (to our Aussie friends - we love the Matildas too)!   Read More...




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Image: School holiday in Zimbabwe, the Girl Declaration, and more.... School Holiday Camps Reach Over 1,000 Youth in Zimbabwe

During the recent school holidays, Grassroot Soccer Zimbabwe conducted five SKILLZ Holiday camps which reached over 1,000 participants! The Holiday camps provided young people age 14-18 with a safe space during the school break where they received education in HIV prevention and life skills along with an opportunity to play soccer   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Sport
Image: Tsogo Sun supports a journey of hope and courage to the comrades Their goal is to raise R2 million in donations for charities supported by the Unogwaja Light Fund.

Supporting a journey of hope and courage to the Comrades

Tsogo Sun has been a proud supporter of the Unogwaja Challenge since 2012. On 21 May, in the early hours of the morning, eleven cyclists set off from the Southern Sun Waterfront hotel on their 10-day voyage to Pietermaritzburg where they will then run the ultimate human race, the Comrades Marathon, on the eleventh day.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport
Take part in a National MTB Series race in 2015

Every time you take part in a National MTB Series race in 2015 you can choose to support Qhubeka by making a donation or donating your medal.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, Sport
Image: Grassroot Soccer Marks World Malaria Day with Partner Events - World Malaria Day, a time to highlight a disease that affects 198 million people a year.

April 25 marked World Malaria Day, a time to highlight a disease that affects 198 million people a year. While malaria mortality rates have declined 47% in the last 15 years, the disease still kills over half a million people a year, with 90% of these being in Africa and the majority being children.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , HIV/AIDS, Sport
Image:  Changing the Game for Girls - to use sport in promoting transformation of inequalities that shape girls’ HIV risk.
Grassroot Soccer is excited to share our most recent research publication, which investigates one of our programs for adolescent girls in South Africa. The article “Using soccer to build confidence and increase HCT uptake among adolescent girls: a mixed-methods study of an HIV prevention programme in South Africa” was published in Sport in Society, 2015.   Read More...


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