About

Afrika Freedom Climbers (AFC) is a non-profit organisation founded in September 2013 by three South African women who identified a gap in participation of women in mountaineering sports. We provide women and children, particularly from rural areas in South Africa, with the opportunity to be trained and participate in high altitude mountaineering sports. The services we offer include provision of information about how to participate in high altitude mountaineering sport; arranging high altitude mountain expeditions; and fundraising for specific projects that promote women in adventure sports.

Mission: To empower everyone to reach their own summit of freedom in their chosen arenas.

Vision: Striving to break all barriers to high altitude climbing regardless of background, gender or affordability.

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Team

Lucy Tleane - Community Projects Coordinator

Lucy Tleane - Community Projects Coordinator

Lucy has been working in Development for the past 10 years and joined AFC in 2014. She has extensive background working with women volunteers from rural villages and arranges our camps and youth development programs. She holds an Honours Degree in Development Studies from UNISA.

Noel Hanna - Mountain Guide

Noel Hanna - Mountain Guide

Noel is renowned adventurer of the highest order and a native of Northern Ireland. He has scaled Mt Everest 8 times as a guide and completed the 7 summits challenge as well as various sports adventures the world over. He reached the peak of the most technical mountain, K2, in July 2018. He has been part of our AFC family as our international expeditions guide since 2015.

Katlego Letheo - Managing Director

Katlego Letheo - Managing Director

Katlego co-founded AFC in 2013, following a successful career in IT Auditing and Consulting. She has explored mountains in East Africa, the Andes, the Caucasus and the Himalayas. She holds a Masters from Columbia University.

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Partners

Expeditionists

Expeditionists

Expeditionists is a platform that provides African explorers and adventurers with a space to market themselves and their expeditions and become part of a community, movement, brand and lifestyle.

Peeletso Sechabeng Development

Peeletso Sechabeng Development

Peeletso promotes job creation & capacity building through various volunteer opportunities, community capability building initiatives & targeted support services.

Dymantic Design

Dymantic Design

Dymantic Design are a talented team who specialise in logo, branding and web design. We partner with them for all things creative.

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Sponsors

SiyeSwatini TransMagnific

SiyeSwatini TransMagnific

SiyeSwatini TransMagnific is an international passenger transport service operator based in Mbabane, Swaziland. Their core business is the provision of luxury passenger transport shuttle service between the Kingdom of Swaziland and Southern Africa.

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Compliance

At Afrika Freedom Climbers, we completely embrace transparency and we are are a fully compliant charity organisation. Below you will find all the documents that we are required to make public, feel free to click on any title to download.