Social Responsibility

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.

Tourism Community Development Trust

Tourism Community Development TrustDiscover 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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