Five great causes worth your attention

One of the most inspiring sights of late has been how quickly the Cape Winelands community has adapted and mobilised to assist in alleviating the strain that the COVID-19 pandemic has put on the most vulnerable, as well as the hospitality industry in general. The Nederburg team has identified a number of local initiatives that need urgent support.

For those who can, there are some great ways to assist in lightening the burden of many in our societies.

Stellenbosch Unite

A collaborative aid action aimed at providing social support to vulnerable community members during the COVID-19 pandemic via weekly food parcels and further aid as the pandemic intensifies. You can help out by volunteering, should you live in the Stellenbosch area, or by providing financial support.

Franschhoek Disaster Management

In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 and help those in need, Franschhoek Disaster Management team led by Ashley Bauer, with the support of local residents, community leaders and volunteers, has partnered with local non-profits to establish a food unit. Together with a group of Franschhoek chefs, under the guidance of Foliage Restaurant’s executive chef, Chris Erasmus, this unit is feeding over 1500 local households a week. You can get involved by volunteering, or by donating much needed funds.

Moms for Wellington

A group of resourceful Wellington-based moms established a ‘helping without hurting’ initiative to gift shopping vouchers to the value of R350 to vulnerable beneficiaries. The vouchers can be redeemed at designated shops for selected food items. This programme normally offers day-care facilities to 147 pre-schoolers in Wellington’s less-privileged community with the help of 57 community volunteers. Give them a call to find out how you can make a difference in this Cape Winelands community.


A long-time partner of Nederburg, Qhubeka is a global charity that moves people forward with bicycles in Africa. People earn bicycles through our programmes, improving their access to schools, clinics and jobs. Donations are welcomed to keep their momentum going, especially for when lockdown regulations ease up and they are able to continue with their bicycle distributions in communities across South Africa.

Soupathon 1000

Chef Wynand du Plessis, owner of Extreem Kwizeen in Cape Town’s Mowbray, started Soupathon 1000 where other chefs volunteer their time and crew to prepare plastic tubs with frozen soup for Cape Town’s homeless. He is joined by other well-known chefs such as Pete Goffe-Wood of Viande at the Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl, as well as Andrea Foulkes of Cape Town catering company, Dish Food & Social. A 200ml cup of hot soup costs only 23 cents. A R1 donation can feed a family of four. Contact them to donate your time, cash or ingredients.

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