Atlas South Africa

In honour of the late Nelson Mandela, all South African’s celebrate the 18th July in recognition of the great statesman and what he meant to the country.  Everyone is asked to contribute either their time (67 minutes) or a small donation to assist community projects emulating his great work. 


Atlas South Africa has a number of projects on the go. If you are able to contribute in a small way to our ongoing work in the communities it would be greatly appreciated.  Our Atlas coaches are providing food packs (in the Cape and Gauteng), face masks and sanitisers whilst also keeping the kids’ spirits up. Atlas is currently upgrading a community school field in Cape Town with their first ever set of rugby posts.  The school will extend an invitation to the children in the wider community to practice in this safe and secure environment. Together, all will play with the dignity and pride that Nelson Mandela would certainly have given his thumbs up for!  Support Atlas in your kind way….every penny counts!


The South Africa All Schools programme is working with 11 schools in three townships in Cape Town and Johannesburg. This is delivered by the South Africa Rugby Legends Association and works with boys and girls of secondary school age.

The Atlantis district of Boland, north of Cape Town, was our first All Schools project in South Africa and started in late 2017. In January 2018, Jason Leonard and Paul Rendall visited the initial project, and in June 2018 the England Rugby Squad visited along with High Commissioner Nigel Casey. 

In July 2018 two further All Schools programmes opened in two townships southeast of Johnannesburg. Schools here often lack sports facilities, but Atlas has permission to freely use sports facilities built in 2010 that have since stood idle. Kids from four of the schools in each township can walk to these facilities for their training.

If you have an interest in this work please do Contact Us

You can donate specifically to this work by clicking the light blue button.