Up-cycling in Cape Town
"Ubuntu" is a Xhosa and Zulu word for conveying how, when we support one another as a part of a community, everyone in that community can accomplish great things. Ubuntu Bicycles, located in Salt River, is a bespoke bicycle shop combining the founder's passion for bicycling and interest in giving back to the community of Cape Town. This social enterprise is transforms used and abused bicycles into something great by employing local artists and grassroots organizations to do custom paint jobs, sew leather seats, and craft custom accessories. The bikes are then sold online and locally in Cape Town out of their workshop. Part of the proceeds from their bicycle sales go back into the Ubuntu Trust, a non-profit arm partnered with other local community organizations to offer funding and support for their causes.
By Marie Frei, AFAR Local Expert
1d, 364 Voortrekker Rd, Maitland, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
+27 78 353 2188
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm