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Job Opening – Site Manager And Training Assistant

Site Manager and Training Assistant for Muizenberg Surf Therapy Operations If you’re a surfer, passionate about development, and want to make a big difference, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! Basic Job Role: Assisting with weekly Surf Therapy training for W4C Community Youth Workers Build Surfing Capacity of W4C Community Youth Workers Lead […]

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, […]

GOOD VIBES on youth day – 16 June 2015

The South Africa surfing community will be celebrating youth day on the 16th of June 2015 in an inspiring manner by officially launching a very special project called For the Love. This is an extraordinary project that was conceptualized by Waves for Change ambassador and one of surfing’s shinning stars Michael February.  Mfeb (as he […]

Huck Magazine feature Waves For Change

Huck Magazine Feature W4C’s work in Bringing Surfing to previously Empty Township Beaches Thanks to DIY education project Waves For Change the young people of Khayelitsha are getting a chance to experience the transferable skills of surfing. Most visitors who land at Cape Town airport will walk out into the blinding sunlight and do one […]

W4C’s Apish named in ’10 Activists leading the way”

W4C’s Apish Tshetsha has been names on of 10 Activisits leading the way by Mahala magazine. Apish was one of the founding members of the Waves for Change movement, launching surf therapy programmes in his home township of Masiphumlelele back in 2011. At the time unemployed and out of school or training, Apish took it […]

W4C Founder named Ashoka Fellow

We are proud to announce that W4C founder Tim Conibear has been named an Ashoka Fellow. Tim joins a elite group of global changemakers who are coming up with alternative ways of addressing the world’s various developmental challenges. We are honoured that Tim’s work developing Waves for Change’s pioneering surf therapy programmes has been recognized […]

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 […]

BBC report on Waves for Change

Can surfing beat gun crime in SA – a BBC report on Waves for Change We’re stoked to present the recent report from the BBC who spent some time at Waves for Change Khayelitsha earlier this year. The report looks at the impact of programming whilst following coach Gyver and some of the Elder participants […]

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 […]