Our Vision 

A world where everyone has the same opportunity to succeed, regardless of background


Tackle Poverty. Create Opportunities. Inspire Change


Based in Cape Town, Active Communities South Africa (ACN SA) utilises sport education as a tool to build resilient communities and empower youth by providing educational pathways and employment. ACN SA acts as a network to channel these opportunities through NGO partners and capacity build community coaches in disadvantaged areas.

ACN SA has supported a wide range of projects and partners since its inception in 2011. We encourage young people and members of the community to volunteer and gain valuable life skills, education and training. We then work with our community partners to identify possible career pathways and next steps.

Word of mouth is really important to building trust and we have seen how those who become involved with ACN SA have become powerful advocates of sport for social change in their community.

ACN SA has an ongoing partnership with eta College, a private, accredited sport and fitness college based in Cape Town. It is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education college. The college supports ACN SA with accredited skills programmes and full National Qualifications and has been enabling people to launch their careers in fitness, sport coaching and the business of sport since 1984. ACN SA is linked with Active Communities Network in the UK and follows the same methodology.

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