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

6 thoughts on “Sustainable Coffee Bay

  • August 27, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    If you guys have any Social Work posts( internship etc). I am really interested. I have a Bachelor of Social Work degree which I would like to use back home in Mqanduli which is my home.

  • August 8, 2018 at 8:22 am

    I’ll be in the Coffee bay area soon and would like to know how to get involved while i’m there.

  • May 3, 2018 at 1:58 am

    You are doing a good job,how I wish you could help my school too. I am a teacher from Mpeko L/H Primary School in Peddie,this school is based in a rural area with a poor infrastructure. There’s no desk for our learners and chairs even the toilets that they’re using is a backet system. Our school start from Grade R-7 with the enrolment of 260 learners.

    • May 9, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      Molo Wethiwe! Thank you for your lovely comment and enquiry. The world needs dedicated teachers like you trying to find a way to support their learners to their full potential, thank you! We are a small community based organisation that focuses on development within our specific area/ward so sadly we are not able to help you in Peddie. Have you tried looking at organisations closer to you that could help in Grahamstown, King Williams Town or Port Alfred? We wish you all the best for yourself and your school and if we hear of anything that might help you, we will email you directly.


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