Thomson Smillie Foundation


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The Thomson Smillie Foundation is a registered non-profit company in South Africa. The Foundation works to empower local South African citizens from disadvantaged backgrounds by giving them access to education, jobs, and basic human rights.

Education Program

The Foundation fully acknowledges the universal human right to education. As such the foundation has various programmes that assist disadvantaged children by allowing access to education.

These programmes range from providing bursaries to providing transportation for children from their homes to the education facility.

Job Creation

The Foundation’s job creation programme revolves around conservation schemes, whereby the foundation is able to facilitate the creation and financial support of job placements in conservation areas.

This allows us to not only support local communities but also conservation areas.

Basic Human Rights

As with most of The Foundation’s programmes, the community upliftment programme aims to uplift communities surrounding conservation areas.

This is achieved by providing an array of support such as health care initiatives through to clean drinking water and electricity.

Pont Drift to Cape Town Cycle Tour 2021

In September 2021 a group of cyclists will ride from Pont Drift to Cape Town over twelve days, covering a total distance of 2090km. The group will cover an average of 180km a day.

This ride is raising awareness of the Foundation and all funds raised will go towards The Foundation's education programme.

The Foundation has partnered with Fish Hoek High School in Cape Town and through this collaboration the funds raised from this event will financially support two children through secondary education at the school.

The cycle challenge will finish at Fish Hoek High School and a presentation of the funds raised will be made to a representative of the school.

Our Raffle

We are launching our raffle ticket initiative.

Each raffle ticket is R100 which allows your entry into the lucky draw for a four night, five day stay at Sibon private game farm.

Sibon is part of Ingwelala and is located in the Umbabat Game reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. It really is beautifully wild and offers great tranquility.

Sip sundowners overlooking the waterhole from the veranda whilst viewing the big five and many other species of animals. This stay will be for you and your spouse.

For every ticket you buy you gain any entry into the draw. So if you buy five tickets you get five tickets in the draw.

The trip is 15th November to the 19th November 2021. The prize will be drawn by the Headmaster at Fish Hoek High School on our arrival there.

Join Us!

We invite you to join us on the above event by taking part in it virtually. The team will be posting one hour of everyday's cycle onto our custom made virtual event platform for you to ride along with. Ride through some of the world's most beautiful terrain from the comfort of your own home!

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Thomson Smillie Foundation is a registered Non-profit Company in South Africa (2020/091350/08)