Category Archives: Events

The Women of Waves for Change

As Women’s Month comes to a close, we look back on an amazing month celebrating the strong, inspirational women who drive change and fight for equality across South Africa. We also remember the thousands of brave women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in the fight for a non-racial and non-sexist […]

Waves For Change Stoked To Win Laureus Sport For Good Award

Laureus World Sport Awards

MONACO, 14TH February 2017 – Waves for Change (W4C) were honoured to receive the Laureus Sport for Good Award presented by HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco at the annual Laureus World Sport Awards. The Laureus Sport for Good Award is awarded to an organisation or individual who, in the opinion of the members of the Laureus World […]

CALLING SURF GAMECHANGERS…WE WANT YOU!

W4C is an award-winning organisation based in Cape Town led by surfers and mental health professionals. We have developed evidence-based learn-to-surf programmes that alleviate symptoms of trauma in at-risk youth. In 2016, we want to share our experience with you, so more young people can experience the joy of the ocean. We’re looking for dedicated, […]

Jack Cheetham Memorial and Letsema Awards

Murray & Roberts, in partnership with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), hosted the 34th annual Jack Cheetham Memorial and Letsema Awards at a gala event held in Sandton last week Thursday. The Jack Cheetham Memorial Award was initiated by Murray & Roberts 34 years ago in recognition of the special qualities […]

W4C in Lavender Hill

In January of this year we were asked to open programming for Lavender Hill. For those that don’t know Lavender Hill, it’s a community set about 1km back from Muizenberg Beach on the southern shores of Cape Town. It’s an assortment of 1960’s concrete ‘courts’, multi-story apartments set around a communal ‘court’, and crowded blocks […]

Beyond Sport 2015 Winner

BEYOND SPORT AWARDS 2015 WINNERS ANNOUNCED The work of the world’s most inspiring and impactful sport for social change organisations was celebrated last night as the winners of the Beyond Sport Awards 2015, supported by Comic Relief, were revealed in London. 39 projects were shortlisted for the seventh annual Beyond Sport Awards representing 23 sports […]

W4C Thames Marathon team heading to London!

W4C founders heading to London to compete in the Thames SUP for Good Marathon in support of W4C. Waves for Change founders Tim Conibear and Apish Tshetsha are heading over to the UK to take part in the Thames Stand Up For Good paddle challenge – in support of Waves for Change. Tim and Apish, […]

Following up with Lwandile – Can we surf ourselves to mental health?

In 2014 we worked with NPR to bring you a story from within Waves for Change. The story focused on Lwandile and his struggles with Post Traumatic Stress following a traumatic upbringing in the community of Kuyasa in Khayelitsha. In 2013, Lwandile discovered the ocean when Waves for Change brought the sport of surfing to […]

Waves for Change closes 2014

Waves for Change closes formal 2014 programming with Marcel’s Frozen Yoghurt. Last week we brought an end to formal programming at our Muizenberg and Khayelitsha drop-in centres with Christmas parties hosted by our partners Marcel’s Frozen Yoghurt. Over 250 Waves for Change participants attended the day long events that included the exchanging of Christmas Cards, […]

New Drop-In Site in Muizenberg

Waves for Change opens a new drop-in site in Muizenberg We are stoked to announce the opening of a new Waves for Change drop-in centre at Muizenberg beach. Mirroring the successful model deployed at Khayelitsha’s Monwabisi beach, the centre is based from a converted shipping container with trained child and youth care workers offering up […]