Just as most of the people that work at Discover Africa Group are proudly local, we consider the company itself to be “born and bred” in South Africa. We have a true passion for Africa and as a result of this pride in our continent, we have developed a strong commitment to social causes in Africa and South Africa in particular.
We recycle. We favour tour operators and hotels with a sustainable tourism ethos. We try to do things right.
We also like to get directly involved with communities in our area.
Discover Africa Group is a long-standing “friend” of the Tourism Community Development Trust (TCD Trust).
The TCD Trust is a tourism-focused development agency based in Cape Town, South Africa. TCD aims to make a difference at a grass-roots level in South Africa’s communities by consolidating the fund-raising and social investment efforts of companies within the South Africa Tourism industry. The TCD Trust is a registered non-profit organisation.
Discover Africa Group makes an annual donation to the trust, and offers pro-bono services to the trust.
Andre Van Kets (Discover Africa Group director) is a trustee on the board of the Tourism Community Development Trust.
The TCD Trust has established a number of community projects in disadvantaged communities around South Africa, especially those that are closely linked to the popular tourism routes around South Africa.
Their projects include: Masikhule Home Creche, Baphumlele Educare Centre, Baphumlele HIV/AIDS Respite Centre, Rosies Soup Kitchen, Blomvlei Multi-Purpose Centre Project as well as a few other smaller projects.
Visit http://tcdtrust.org.za to learn more about the TCD Trust and their inspiring initiatives.
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Discover Africa Group supports the work of the Tourism Community Development Trust in local communities in South Africa.