Sustainable Coffee Bay is a registered non-profit and public benefit organisation. We work with the communities of the greater Coffee Bay area to improve their lives through education and other community initiatives.

Since 2002 projects were run informally by Coffee Shack Backpackers. They were managed by Coffee Shack staff and funded by Coffee Shack and its guests. As the projects grew in number and size, Sustainable Coffee Bay (SCB) was formed to manage the community projects and raise the necessary funds.

Sustainable Coffee Bay is based in Coffee Bay, Ward 24 in the Mqanduli district of the KSD Regional Municipality, which is part of the OR Tambo District Municipality, in the Eastern Cape and is part of the Tshezi Traditional Authority, under the leadership of Chief Ngwenyati Pali. Several of the surrounding villages have been identified as some of the poorest areas in the country. As a former homeland of South Africa and having endured a deliberate policy of under investment during apartheid, the area still suffers from having an extremely low socio-economic status.  The impact of this is experienced through poor infrastructure, a lack of educational and employment opportunities and many of the other economic and environmental entrapments naturally associated with financial poverty.

Our vision & mission

Our vision is a motivated and cohesive rural community involvement with learning opportunities to take control of their future.

Our mission is to develop projects and activities which are vital to the well-being and evolvement of our community and natural environment. Education is one of the chief objectives of Sustainable Coffee Bay, however, the organisation aims to empower the whole community, encouraging self-determination and self-worth throughout and thus sustainability for the future.

Our elected officials

David Malherbe – Director
Dawn Brochenin – Director
Belinda Malherbe – Managament Committee Member
Nomonde Majongozi – Management Committee Member
Neil Whittal – Management Committee Member
Noncokazi (Nancy) Simoyi – Management Committee Member

Registration details

Non-Profit Organisation number (NPO): 090-432-NPO
Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) number: 930 040 239

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