African Sunrise - Who Are We

An Introduction to the African Sunrise Team

African Sunrise is an all-female company based in Observatory, Cape Town. We place interns, volunteers, field studies groups and Bachelor Thesis students at projects that match specific criteria and requirements of each person. African Sunrise's main goal is to provide you with a life-changing experience where you will make a real difference in the lives of some of Cape Town's most vulnerable people.

African Sunrise works on the premise that a successful volunteering, internship or field studies experience can only happen when a person is matched with the right organisation and project initiative for their needs. We won't place anyone at an unsuitable project, and we liaise with every prospective volunteer, student or intern thoroughly before a final decision is made. If it doesn't add value to everyone involved, then it's not part of who we are as a company.

The African Sunrise team's approach differs from other volunteering companies. We all spend a lot of time with the organisations we work, offering assistance wherever we can. That's because we all have backgrounds in the NPO sector or have spent time volunteering. We understand how difficult it can be to set up and run an organisation. We attend every event and get as involved as much as possible.

African Sunrise is part of this positive move towards an equal society, not just in Cape Town, but all over South Africa. Genuine change can only happen when the participants speak and live their truth. Our truth is simple - we can only create meaningful experiences by being involved in the process 100%.

Read our Blog

1 week 4 days ago
The Issues with the #HelpingNotHelping Campaign

Over the last five years, there has been a slew of blogs and newspaper articles that have been published in opposition to volunteering. While the content differs and the approach or framing of their argument varies, most portray volunteering in a negative light. And in most cases, there's little effort to form a discursive...

3 months 3 weeks ago
Five Reasons to Complete Your Bachelor Thesis in

African Sunrise has been placing volunteers, interns and field study students at some amazing projects in Cape Town for over three years. We started off by arranging social work and healthcare students' programmes which has grown into multiple fields of interest. In addition to our core programmes, we also cater to bachelor...

6 months 4 days ago
5 Excellent Reasons to Choose African Sunrise for

When African Sunrise began a little over three years ago, we had a singular vision on a volunteering and internship company that could provide meaningful experiences. Numerous issues are facing the volunteering and internships sector, none-more-so than companies providing a poor service and...

7 months 4 weeks ago
Interview with Tove - past Intern
  1. What are you studying back in Sweden? Please also give some details about your course and field of interest –

At the time of my internship I was studying Social work back home. It was during my fifth semester of my bachelor’s degree that I came to intern in Cape Town. For my chosen courses I had focused on crime and  youth...

8 months 5 days ago
A Few of the Projects We Work with for Volunteers

If you're thinking about spending some time overseas by volunteering or your university course requires you to undertake an internship, it's crucial that a legitimate company does your placement. South Africa is a popular destination for ...

9 months 3 weeks ago
Trading in the Summer House in Denmark for

It's hard to believe that we're now entering the second quarter of 2019 already and summer is nearly here. And we've been informed by our Swedish friends that everyone in Denmark and the other Nordic countries are thinking and planning all things summer. Due to our connections with Scandinavia via Sweden we've read up a lot...