WE BELIEVE IN CHANGE

Khayelitsha is a black township with a population of about one million some 35 kilometres from Cape Town – but an age away in terms of amenities and services. A product of the apartheid era it remains, 25 years into the new dispensation, still severely wanting. Makhaza, where our story unfolds, is a district within this conurbation.

Brothers, Lennox and Ellias Matiwane, formed the City Masters Sport and Education Club out of their Makhaza home to serve a few dozen soccer and netball players and protect them from the endemic drug and gang culture.

In 2009 at the memorial service for Pauline Podbrey, a formidable fighter against the apartheid regime, it was suggested to her brother Maurice that a memorial foundation be formed in Pauline’s name to support the Matiwane effort.

Within a month, the Pauline Podbrey Foundation was registered, a grant from the Canadian government helped build a Clubhouse on the site of the Matiwane home and a range of projects initiated to further the Matiwane dream.

MANAGEMENT

The Club has a managements team of 6 drawn from the community and a coaching team of 7.  Maurice Podbrey functions as chairperson and fundraiser.  Taxsave, in Goodwood, Cape Town, is the Accountant and the foundation is audited annually.

The annual budget of R600,000 is raised from foundations and individuals in Canada, Switzerland and South Africa. The Pauline Podbrey Foundation is a Registered Section 21 Company in South Africa under registration number 2010/015405/08.

BOARD MEMBERS

ELIAS MATIWANE (GENERAL MANAGER)
MAURICE PODBREY (CHAIRPERSON)
LENNOX MATIWANE
ERIC NGCABA
UNATHI NONDALA
SIYABONGA MYATAZA

I would like to thank Pauline Podbrey Foundation for an opportunity to study at the Club House and organised tutors to assist me through my high school years.

I passed my matric with two distinctions and now I’m a first year student at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). Thanks for the opportunity that you’ve given me, guys. I salute you. I hope you will keep doing the good work for the community.

I also appreciate your generosity support of travelling and food allowance for my current studies.

Okuhle Matiwane

SPORT

As Mandela prophesised, sport was the quickest to grow and the way into a range of other activities.

FEEDING

To meet the severe poverty early oats breakfasts are offered to minors, a hot lunch to all 3 days a week.

EDUCATION

The poor quality of the township schools has made this our prime activity.

CULTURE

Regular cultural visits to theatres, science centres and nature walks are arranged on weekends.

CHANGE A LIFE TODAY

As long as poverty, injustice & inequality persist, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life, Get in touch today and start making the difference.

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