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Social Impact

Pineapple House

Social Impact

We at Pineapple House believe that social impact is a must for any business. To be invested in organization’s who are working so hard every day to initiate positive change in our communities and nation, is paramount.

Project Playground is an after school care centre for 800 disadvantaged township children which was founded in 2010 by two Swedish women, Frida Vesterberg and Princess Sofia of Sweden. They have two township centres, one in Langa and one in Gugulethu. ProjectPlayground’s main objective is to produce contributing young citizens who take an active role in the financial, peaceful and democratic development of South Africa as a nation. Project Playground works to reinforce each child’s personal and social development through support programs and organised activities in a safe and nurturing environment.


Pineapple House is very invested in supporting this amazing, grassroots organisation and offers its guests the opportunity to visit their Langa centre and benefit from a profoundly interesting introduction to the work that Project Playground does on a daily basis. Guests will also be afforded the opportunity to take a tour with a local resident of Langa township and learn about the community and its people. Please enquire with our General Manager, Mr Lloyd Nofemele to arrange this for you and your party.




The Jafuta Foundation is a wonderful non-profit organisation focused on helping humans and animals alike by creating and maintaining equilibrium between community, wildlife and conservation, education and culture. The Jafuta Foundation is registered in Zimbabwe and located on the edge of the Zambezi National Park, forming the main base from which most projects are run. The majority of their highly effective and hugely beneficial work is being carried out in the Hwange West area and the southern section of the Victoria Falls National Park. 


A catalyst for bringing together the private sector, local authorities, communities and protected area management agencies, the Foundation forms an integral point through which to channel funds or assistance.


Pineapple House is a massive fan of the very effective and powerful work that The Jafuta Foundation carries out in a very beautiful part of our beloved Africa. We love the fact that they work with community and conservation alike. We encourage you as our guests to note that there is an opportunity for you to donate funds to their work when you check out. With your consent we will also hook you up to their mailing list so you can watch the impact that your donation is bringing about.



All our bath mats are handmade by the talented women of the H18 Foundation. This Foundation is a Social Upliftment Programme, providing training for unemployed ladies in the township of Joe Slovo, Cape Town, in the craft of crochet.


Ask our staff if you would like further information with regards to purchasing one of these beauties before heading home.



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