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%.

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2 years 8 months ago
Your Internship and what really matters

What Really Matters During Your Internship in South Africa

It's been way too long, but we are finally starting to welcome new students in Cape Town again! We almost forgot what the day-to-day reality of running ...

3 years 4 weeks ago
Letter from the Director
Wow, our first blog post in a long time. It's over a year since our first hard Lockdown here in South Africa. Our little company had to shut down, and we had to scramble around to make ends meet while trying to rely on a very unreliable Unemployment Insurance Fund. Ululutho and myself were in a panic for a while, wondering how we would make it through. I initially thought we would be closed for...
3 years 11 months ago
What Will Volunteering Be Like After the COVID-19

As many of you will know, the Covid-19 pandemic made it impossible for African Sunrise to run volunteering and internship programmes. While the majority of...

4 years 1 month ago
Save South African Tourism Campaign – African

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...

4 years 1 month ago
The Positive Impact of Volunteering, Both During

The Positive Impact of Volunteering, Both During a Crisis and Afterwards

It goes without saying that COVID-19 has made an enormous impact on all our lives. Whether it's falling ill, self-isolating, losing a job or...

4 years 3 months ago
Coronavirus Update – Its Impact on Volunteering

As most of you will be aware, the Coronavirus or COVID-19 is now present in most parts of the world and it’s something we all need to take seriously. Everyone can do their part to help reduce the number of people who become infected, as well as conscientiously sharing fact-based information online....