Today on Monday 22 September 2014, on World Rhino Day 2014, Save the Rhino International (SRI) is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Bead Coalition. On this day, people around the world celebrate all five rhino species and seek to raise funds and awareness to protect rhinos from the current poaching crisis. Poaching […]
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 […]
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. […]
18 June 2014 Wilderness Safaris is delighted to announce the successful capture of a small founder population of Critically Endangered black rhino in a joint collaboration with the Botswana and South African Governments. The rhino are destined for a safe haven in Botswana. This follows the successful capture and release of a group of […]
11 June 2014 Rhino Force, a division of The Bead Coalition, has donated R217,632.00 to York Nature Reserve, adjoining greater Kruger National Park. The Bead Coalition donates a percentage of profit, from the sale of its RHINO FORCE bracelets to rhino conservation. This has funded the monthly salaries of the York anti-poaching team since […]
9 June 2014 – RHINO FORCE WIN BCCSA – 50/50 REPRIMANDED 50/50 REPRIMANDED – BCCSA VINDICATE RHINO FORCE 100% BEHIND RHINO – NOT 50/50. On 28 October 2013, 50/50 broadcast a feature on SABC 2 regarding Rhino Force, a commercial company that donates a percentage of profit from the sale of beaded bracelets to rhino conservation. […]
The Bead Coalition’s RHINO FORCE division, the home of the best-selling rhino bracelet, has donated a R 280.000.00 4×4 vehicle to the International Anti Poaching Foundation (IAPF), founded by Damien Mander. The vehicle will assist the IAPF to reach remote areas threatened by rhino poaching. The company will be raising the donation through the sale […]
The Bead Coalition has launched a bracelet for HIV/AIDS. The striking red beaded accessory is handmade by previously disadvantaged women in rural South Africa. 20% from the sale of each of the recommended retail priced bracelet is paid to Pledge a Portion – a registered Non-Profit Organisation, Public Benefit Organisation and a Section 21 […]
The Bead Coalition (Pty) Ltd, the beaded bracelet company, headed by entrepreneur Joanne Lapin Thorpe, has secured the license to launch an official, licenced supporters bracelet for proud Cricket SA fans. The African accessory is hand-made by previously disadvantaged women in rural South Africa. Being ‘Proudly Protea’ has never been simpler, with a yellow and […]
The Bead Co. Proudly Donates R104,060.15 to Qhubeka from Bracelets From the sale of hand-beaded, yellow and black CYCLE FORCE bracelets, The Bead Co. has proudly donated R104,060.15 to Qhubeka in a year. This helps fund more bicycles in communities, to mobilise people and change lives. Qhubeka Buffalo bicycles are made in SA, and […]
BEAD COALITION LAUNCHES AN OFFICIAL BLUE BULLS BEAUTY The Bead Coalition (Pty) Ltd, the beaded bracelet company, headed by entrepreneur Joanne Lapin Thorpe, has secured the license to launch an official, licenced supporters bracelet for Vodacom Blue Bulls rugby fans. The African, handmade accessory creates employment for previously disadvantaged women in rural South […]
RHINO FORCE DONATES TOWARDS BLACK RHINO TRANSLOCATION TO BOTSWANA In a joint collaboration with the Botswana Government and Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Wilderness Safaris is thrilled to announce that a small group of Critically Endangered black rhino will be translocated from South Africa to northern Botswana in the first quarter […]
The viral #Neknomination from Australia, an extreme social media drinking game, involves challengers downing alcohol, posting videos online and nominating others to outdo them. South African, Brent Lindeque, turned the game on its head, “Downing a can of beer is easy… imagine if we all harnessed the power of social media to make a […]
The Bead Coalition (Pty) Ltd, the commercial beaded bracelet enterprise, best known for the unprecedented success of the RHINO FORCE bracelet, celebrated its partnership with Joost van der Westhuizen’s J9 Foundation with a donation of R60,592.00. The bespoke MND bracelet, hand-beaded by previously disadvantaged women in rural Africa, will be sold worldwide to […]
Wilderness Wildlife Trust, with the support of various partners including a generous donation from RHINO FORCE, facilitated the funding for a successful black rhino darting operation in Malawi’s Liwonde National Park, between 17 and 29 November 2013. Led by Chief Veterinary Officer of the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s African Rhino Specialist Group, Dr […]
THE BEAD CO. COMMITS R 20,000 FOR URGENT RHINO CONSERVATION NEED IN MALAWI The Bead Coalition’s most successful initiative, RHINO FORCE, is proud to make its first donation payment of R20,000 to Wilderness Wildlife Trust. The donation was earmarked to assist with an urgent collaring and de-snaring operation in Malawi’s Liwonde National Park, which hosts […]
The Bead Coalition is proud to announce a donation of R100,000 to RhODIS, the Onderstepoort DNA profiling database, which will fund the indexing of 166 individual rhinos. RhODIS is the project of The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, Faculty of Veterinary Science, at the University of Pretoria. The donation is the direct result of RHINO FORCE bracelet sales.
22 October 2013 The original RHINO FORCE red, black and white beaded bracelet remains SA’s best-selling rhino accessory, maintaining unprecedented success in raising awareness and funds for rhino conservation. Looking back on our success in 2012, RHINO FORCE is proud of its donation of R 3 050 597.59 to Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) from sales […]
The Bead Coalition (Pty) Ltd, has selected Blue Groove Africa, South African Rugby Union’s (SARU’s) partner in the “Boks for Books” Literacy initiative, as the beneficiary of proceeds from sales of its new “I AM LITERACY” bracelet. Every bracelet sale is a guaranteed R10 for literacy development in South Africa.
The original, bespoke RHINO FORCE beaded bracelet continues to raise funds for Save the Rhino International (SRI), in the UK, and create employment in previously disadvantaged communities.
World Ranger Day, observed globally on 31 July 2013 by the International Ranger Federation (IRF), celebrates the honourable and dangerous work rangers do to protect the world’s wildlife.
The Madikwe Rural Development Programme (MRDP), founded in 1988, supports this community with employment and in May 2013, a group of women started beading bracelets for The Bead Co’s Qhubeka CYCLE FORCE division.
The Bead Co. (Pty) Ltd proudly celebrates its global alliance with Project Aware Foundation and has launched a bespoke blue, orange and white hand-beaded bracelet.
The Bead Co. (Pty) Ltd has launched the official licensed Springbok Rugby bracelet. The green, yellow and white beaded bracelet is the commercial organisation’s latest product and a first for South African rugby.
RHINO FORCE is proud to announce a partnership with international beneficiary “Save the Rhino International (SRI)”, a renowned rhino conservation organisation that works to conserve all five species of rhinos in Africa and Asia. The RHINO FORCE bracelet significantly beaded with red, black and white beads will now be sold internationally, to raise awareness and funding for SRI’s urgent rhino programmes on both continents.
The Qhubeka CYCLE FORCE yellow and black beaded bracelet was launched at the 94.7 Cycle Challenge in South Africa, in November 2012, and sells for R30 to support Qhubeka’s fundraising.
RHINO FORCE’s red, black and white beaded bracelet remains SA’s best-selling rhino accessory, maintaining unprecedented success in raising awareness and funds for rhino conservation.
RHINO FORCE facilitated a R1.1 million donation to Africa Foundation to carry out the first ever private game reserve donation of rhino to another country.
FEED SA, a section 21 non-profit organisation, has partnered with The Bead Coalition (Pty) Ltd to raise funds for the vital feeding and education programmes it runs for children within townships. A bespoke, beaded bracelet, created by The Bead Coalition (Pty) Ltd, will help raise money for its various projects.
“At FEED SA we believe that a chance at a better life begins with a full tummy, which is why we’re committed to feeding the hearts, minds and tummies of South African children who are forced to go to school on an empty stomach,” explains Candice Etberg of FEED SA.
Mitsubishi Motors SA, which markets a growing range of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in South Africa, has joined RHINO FORCE, who is behind the red, black and white beaded bracelet, which creates public awareness and raises funds for translocation projects to save the species.
RHINO FORCE, proudly sponsored by Mitsubishi SA, and Africa Foundation (&Beyond’s social development partner) have joined forces for 2013. Proceeds received from the sale of RHINO FORCE beaded bracelets will influence conservation through direct action namely a translocation project.
The Bead Coalition Beaders – Gauteng Madikwe Rural Development Programme African Craft Market – The Rosebank Market
Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund The Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund is named after two young rugby players who were fatally injured playing the game. The Fund provides assistance to injured rugby players in many different ways, one being the provision of mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, as well as many other comforts […]