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Whether you ride competitively or just for fun and the sake of good health, you'll find this table very useful. Types of races are distinguished by the colour code, as provided at the top right of the calendar.


Team MTN Qhubeka

Team MTN Qhubeka p/b Samsung is Africa’s first Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) registered Professional Continental team. They’ve already achieved a great deal, with 15 victories in their debut season in 2013 and 10 victories in 2014.

Accolades include the following:

  • Milan–San Remo Classic, won by Gerald Ciolek in 2013
  • Silver medal in the UCI World Road Race Championships under-23 race, won by Louis Meintjes in 2013
  • Stage win in Volta a Portugal, won by Sergio Pardilla in 2013
  • Stage win in Ruta Ciclista del Sol, won by Gerald Ciolek in 2014
  • Stage win in La Tropicale Amissa Bongon in Gabon, won by Ferekalsi Debesay in 2014
  • Three stage wins and the overall title in the Mzansi Tour, won by Jacques Janse van Rensburg and Louis Meintjes in 2014
  • National Road Championships South Africa, won by Louis Meintjes in 2014
  • National Road Championships Ethiopia, won by Tsgabu Grmay in 2014

The team currently has a roster of 23 athletes, with 70% of them being from the African continent. Team MTN Qhubeka p/b Samsung became the first ever African registered cycling team to race one of the grand tours of cycling, La Vuelta a España, in August 2014.

Not only does the team represent Africa, but they also ride with purpose for the MTN Qhubeka initiative. This initiative is changing lives throughout the continent, one bike at a time, by mobilising rural communities. Along with supporting the charity through cycling, the team hopes to have an African world road champion in the near future.

News and Results

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MTN News Bike 3 |  18/01/2013

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About Qhubeka

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What is Qhubeka?

By providing children from underprivileged areas with bicycles as a means of getting to school, we empower them to make changes not only in their lives but also in the communities they are part of.

Earned through their own dedication and hard work, these bicycles embody MTN’s commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty and investing in the youth of South Africa.

A secondary goal of the Qhubeka project is the reforestation of urban areas, and to fuel this, children can earn a bicycle by planting seeds they receive free from any of the 30 Qhubeka hubs located across South Africa.

With the support of Qhubeka mentors, each child grows 100 seedlings until they are a healthy 30cm tall. Qhubeka helps all children achieve this by teaching them how to plant, water and grow each seedling.

Once the children involved in the Qhubeka initiative have successfully grown 100 seedlings, they return them to the Qhubeka hub. These seedlings are then used as part of MTN’s national tree-planting programme.

If it is not possible for the children involved in the Qhubeka initiative to plant and grow tree seedlings, they can still work towards earning a bike by helping to clean their communities by collecting urban waste.

Each child must collect 1 200kg of waste material from his or her surrounding areas and bring it to the Qhubeka hub for retrieval. Not only does this serve wider communities by helping to keep the environment clean, but it also promotes a philosophy of recycling and responsibly disposing of waste.

Each child who successfully grows 100 seedlings or collects 1 200kg of recycling will earn himself or herself a brand-new Buffalo Bike, a strong and durable bicycle designed by World Bicycle Relief for the harshest African conditions. Additionally, each bicycle is constructed locally, creating additional jobs in vulnerable communities.

Get Involved

Simple and convenient donation by cell phone... in SOUTH AFRICA

Make a R20.00 donation

Text your name to 44447 (R20.00) and your cell phone service provider will deduct R20.00 from you mobile phone account and donate to Qhubeka.
For larger donations
Direct bank deposits:

Bank: Nedbank
Country: South Africa
Branch: Business Northrand Branch
Branch code: 1469 151 138
Account Number: 146 905

Please remember to submit your details with the deposit ( and mail us info@qhubeka.org).We would like to know who the donations come from & to thank you for your generosity.

Simply put - select an MTN Business Qhubeka product or service and your organisation will help uplift a community because the corporate spend helps roll out Qhubeka bicycles to children in the Wildlands communities. A percentage of your spend will go to the Qhubeka Bikes 4 Life fund.

The MTN Business Qhubeka offering comprises of enterprise solutions that differentiate MTN Business from its competitors by offering new and existing clients voice, data and ISP solutions that positively impact communities and the environment. These products are customised according to the total spend of the individual or company and a portion of the discounted rate is contributed towards the Qhubeka initiative.

If you are already on the MTN network we can migrate your numbers to the Qhubeka “version” of your current package.

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