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Riding this year’s Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge? Join the Thuthuka team today

Last Updated Wednesday, May 2, 2018 7:51:35 AM

Johannesburg, Wednesday 25 April 2018 - In November, over 28 000 cyclists will shut down Johannesburg’s busiest roads as they take part in the 2018 Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge. Today, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants is inviting chartered accountants (CAs[SA]) and supporters of our education initiatives to pedal for a purpose and help us raise funds for aspiring CAs(SA) by joining the Thuthuka Bursary Fund Cycle Team.

The date for the 22nd annual Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge has been set. On Sunday 18 November 2018, over 28 000 cycling enthusiasts will descend on the Riversands Commercial Park to beat their previous times, overcome personal challenges and enjoy the breath-taking route of this annual event in Johannesburg's calendar.

But the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge has a greater purpose. As a highlight in many charities’ annual fundraising efforts, cyclists are urged to raise funds through special charity initiatives during the run up to the event as well. And, this year, SAICA’s Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fund has put together a team so that those who wish to help young disadvantaged African and coloured South Africans to reach their dream of becoming CAs(SA) can #cycleforthuthuka.

Secure your entry today

To secure your spot on the Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fund cycle team, simply enter the cycle challenge at and contact Thuthuka Business Manager, Didi Monnakgotla at or 011 621 6653, to join the Thuthuka Cycle Team.

Your team entry will cost R1 500 and includes a Thuthuka Cycle shirt to wear during the race, a seat at our donor appreciation breakfast, and a goodie bag packed with cycling must-haves. There will also be an opportunity for all Thuthuka Team riders to raise funds in their personal capacity – with the person who raises the most funds receiving an award after the race has occurred.

So what are you waiting for? If you’ve already entered or are planning to enter this year’s gruelling event, do so with purpose and support aspiring CAs(SA) through Thuthuka.

About SAICA:
The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), South Africa’s pre-eminent accountancy body, is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading accounting institutes. The Institute provides a wide range of support services to more than 40 000 members who are chartered accountants [CAs(SA)] and hold positions as CEOs, MDs, board directors, business owners, chief financial officers, auditors and leaders in their spheres of business operation. Most of these members operate in commerce and industry, and play a significant role in the nation’s highly dynamic business sector and economic development.

About the Thuthuka Bursary Fund and Education Upliftment Project:
One of SAICA’s prime goals is to contribute towards strengthening the country’s economy by playing a significant and leading role in transformation and skills development. The Thuthuka Education Upliftment Project, a pioneering initiative to promote transformation in the profession, was launched in the Eastern Cape in 2002 and is fast growing into a national project.

Thuthuka’s objective is to transform the demographics of the profession to reflect those of the country in terms of race and gender, and provide educational support to African learners and students for the benefit of the profession, while simultaneously helping to uplift communities. Therefore, SAICA prides itself in leading the chartered accountancy profession as a socially responsible driver of business and skills development by supporting and encouraging enterprise development initiatives.

SAICA Media Contact
Ms Karin Iten
Project Manager: Marketing and Communications
SAICA Nation Building Division
Tel: ‪011 621 6913

Ms Nwabisa Tsengiwe
Senior Executive: Marketing, Communication and PR
SAICA Nation Building Division
Tel: ‪011 621 6878