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The Bead Coalition and Save the Rhino International unite for rhinos

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 […]

THE BEAD CO. DONATES R14,136 TO IAPF FROM BRACELETS

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 […]

RHINO FORCE BRACELETS DONATE R12,337.50 TO BLACK RHINO RELOCATION

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. […]

RHINO FORCE SUPPORT BLACK RHINO TRANSLOCATION TO BOTSWANA

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 […]

RHINO FORCE DONATES R217,632 TO ANTI POACHING RANGERS

  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 […]

RHINO FORCE WIN BCCSA – 50/50 REPRIMANDED

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. […]

GLOBEFLIGHT’S CAMPAIGN TO SAVE RHINOS SUPPORTING RHINO FORCE

RHINO FORCE DONATES 4×4 VEHICLE TO IAPF

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 […]

A Beautiful New HIV / Aids Bracelet Launched

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 Launches the Official Cricket SA Bracelet

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

  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

  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

  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 BEAD COALITION SPONSORS MND PATIENT’S DREAM

  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 CO DONATES TO JOOST VAN DER WESTHUIZEN’S J9 FOUNDATION

    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 […]

RHINO FORCE ASSISTS WILDERNESS WILDLIFE TRUST WITH FUNDS FOR SUCCESSFUL BLACK RHINO DARTING PROJECT

    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

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 […]

Rhino Force Donates R100,000 To Onderstepoort For RhODIS DNA Database

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.

Rhino Force Donated Over R3 Million To EWT For Rhino Conservation

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 […]

Literacy Bracelet Raises Funds For Saru ‘Boks For Books’ School Library Campaign

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.

Rhino Force Creates Employment To Save The Rhino

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.

Rhino Force Supports Salaries For Rangers And Trackers To Combat Poaching

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 Bead Co Bracelets Are Changing Lives

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.

Ocean Force Bracelets Helping The Ocean Planet…One Dive At A Time

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.

A Springbok Rugby Bracelet – For The Love Of The Game

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 Support ‘Save The Rhino’

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.

Qhubeka Cycle Force – Mobilizing Communities One Bicycle At A Time

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.

R4,6 Million Raised By Rhino Force

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 Facilitates Funding For Groundbreaking Rhino Translocation

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.

Help Fill Empty Tummies With A Heritage Bracelet

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 Joins Rhino Force For Rhino Conversation Through Translocation

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 Partners With Africa Foundation

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.

Our Beaders

The Bead Coalition Beaders – Gauteng Madikwe Rural Development Programme African Craft Market – The Rosebank Market

Our Beneficiaries

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 […]