The Bead Coalition

Tangible Commercial Philanthropy Since 2011

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July 2014

The Bead Coalition donated R14,136.00 to the International Anti Poaching Foundation (IAPF) this month, from the sale of hand-beaded, red, black and white RHINO FORCE bracelets. This helps fund anti poaching teams protecting rhino in Southern Africa.
Anti-poaching rangers form the first line of defence for our wildlife. Without the right training and equipment, they cannot defend natural areas. The IAPF believes in wildlife conservation through direct action. It develops, implements and manages: Anti-poaching ranger training; conservation security plans; wildlife crime information systems and more. In 2009, Damien Mander, a former Australian Royal Navy Clearance Diver and Special Operations military sniper, formed the IAPF to use his unique skills for conservation. See more at:

The Bead Co. bracelets are made in a rural beading community in NW Province, thereby supporting local employment.

Buy your RHINO FORCE bracelets at CNA or online to keep making a difference. To order, call 083 609 1111 or email



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About The Bead Co. (Pty) Ltd

The Bead Coalition [Pty] Ltd is a private commercial business based in Johannesburg. We identity specific causes, we create awareness and design themed, bespoke, beaded bracelets. Hand-made by previously unemployed communities in rural South Africa, the sale of our beaded range raises funds to make significant environmental, conversational and humanitarian change. Other bracelets include RHINO FORCE, OCEAN FORCE and QHUBEKA CYCLE FORCE amongst others.

About International Anti Poaching Foundation (IAPF)

The IAPF is an organisation that brings key solutions to the front-lines of conservation, helping rangers to protect wildlife and surrounding ecosystems.


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8 July 2014


The Bead Coalition, donated R12,337.50 to Wilderness Wildlife Trust,from May 2014 RHINO FORCE bracelet sales. A black rhino relocation project underway, aims to establish a core population of rhino in Botswana.

Wilderness Wildlife Trust, along with other important sponsors, including RHINO FORCE have successfully completed the first part of the project.

“We look forward to completing the translocation process in the next few months and ensuring that these rhino are well looked after in their new home”, Wilderness Safaris Group Conservation Manager, Mr Kai Collins said. Wilderness has contributed to successful rhino conservation for the past 20 years.

The Bead Coalition CEO, Joanne Lapin Thorpe says, “We, as a small commercial organisation, support translocation because it protects and provides a safe haven for our threatened black rhino. We donate 20% of our profits to charity, Wilderness Wildlife Trust is one of our chosen beneficiaries.”

The RHINO FORCE bracelet, beaded in previously disadvantaged rural communities in Africa, is sold globally, and delivered to the world. Purchase online at



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About The Bead Co. (Pty) Ltd

The Bead Coalition [Pty] Ltd is a commercial business based in Johannesburg. The organization’s bespoke accessory range includes beaded items hand made by previously unemployed communities in rural South Africa and sold to the world. Cause themed accessories such as the rhino bracelet raise awareness and funds, making significant environmental, conservational change. Other bracelets include OCEAN, CYCLE, LITERACY, HERITAGE, MOTOR NEURON DISEASE and HIV.

About Wilderness Wildlife Trust

The Wilderness Safaris Wildlife Trust supports a wide variety of approximately 30 projects annually in southern Africa, within the categories of wildlife management, research and monitoring, and community empowerment and education. These projects address the needs of existing wildlife populations, seek solutions to save endangered species and provide education and training for local people and their communities. For more than 20 years, the goal of the Wilderness Wildlife Trust has been to make a difference to Africa, her wildlife and her people.

About Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris is an ecotourism company that specialises in memorable wildlife experiences in some of the most remote and pristine areas in Africa. In this way it offers its guests private access to three million hectares of Africa’s finest wildlife reserves, while remaining fiercely committed to protecting our planet’s precious natural and cultural resources. Recognising that conservation is as much about people as about the environment, the company has pursued important goals through its Children in the Wilderness programme, as well as through the Wilderness Wildlife Trust, which have helped change the face of nature-based tourism in Africa.