Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 July 2016 – Tarsus Technology Group, a leading distributor of IT hardware brands in Southern Africa has joined the Joburg2Kili for Qhubeka Expedition as the Headline Sponsor.
The Joburg2Kili Expedition involves four South African adventure enthusiasts, Warrick and Camilla Kernes, Gareth Pickering and Derrick Fourie, who will be cycling Qhubeka Buffalo bicycles 4630km from Johannesburg to Moshi in Tanzania over a 10 week period to raise awareness and funds for the Qhubeka charity. Once in Moshi they will climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
As an avid cyclist himself and development champion, Miles Crisp, Group CEO of Tarsus Technology Group says, “We are pleased to be supporting the Joburg2Kili Expedition as they are helping to raise awareness for an amazing cause, Qhubeka, which provides bicycles to school children improving mobility and further boosting academic performance.”
The Joburg2Kili for Qhubeka team will be departing on the 30th July 2016 and will be riding from South Africa up to Eastern Botswana to Victoria Falls in Zambia and then onwards to Lake Malawi. Here the team will ride along the Western shore of the lake as they head North into and across Tanzania to the town of Moshi at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. The cyclists will have a support crew following them in a Jeep Wrangler both for safety and to ensure they can carry sufficient supplies along the way.
The team will be riding an average of 100 kilometres a day over a 10 week period. Rest days are planned for every fifth or sixth day. The distance of each day depends on where the next suitable campsite is, the longest riding day on the single-speed Buffalo bicycles will be 136km.
For more information on the Joburg2Kili for Qhubeka Expedition and how to make a donation in support of Qhubeka, please visit the www.joburg2kili.com website.
For press information please contact: Warrick Kernes (082 559 7786)
ABOUT TARSUS TECHNOLOGY GROUP
Established in 1985, Tarsus Technology Group (Pty) Ltd (“Tarsus” or “TTG”) is a leading technology solutions provider. It has transformed from a traditional distributor of the world’s leading IT hardware brands to being the partner of choice, providing holistic business solutions to solve the most pertinent business needs through technology solutions.
Today, Tarsus exists not only to provide world-class supply chain services to resellers but to also equip them to better serve the end-users through a range of value added technology services and specialised solutions offered by Tarsus. These services and solutions are tailored to meet the ever‑changing needs of the end-users and allows for both Tarsus and resellers to create more value from the value chain.
This shift moves Tarsus towards a customer-centric business model where the team is focused on providing solutions to meet the needs of the end-user through their reseller partners. Tarsus has become a trusted advisor who provides a complete and tailored solutions to clients.
As part of this transformation journey to offering solutions, Tarsus has completed key acquisitions, targeted specifically as a response to changing market forces impacting the operating environment such as the increasing prevalence of the nexus, virtualisation and new consumption models. These strategic acquisitions have placed Tarsus in a unique position, where they have a robust solution stack from which significant advantage can be derived.
Headquartered in Johannesburg with branches throughout South Africa and represented in SADSC as well as East and West Africa.
For more information, please visit www.tarsus.co.za
Qhubeka is a South African non-profit organisation that helps people move forward and progress by giving bicycles in return for work done to improve communities, the environment or academic results. Having a bicycle changes people’s lives by increasing the distance they can travel, what they can carry, where they can go and how fast they can get there. Qhubeka is World Bicycle Relief’s programme in South Africa.
World Bicycle Relief is a US-based non-profit organisation dedicated to transforming individuals and communities through The Power of Bicycles. Since 2005, World Bicycle Relief has trained more than 1,100 field mechanics and provided more than 220,000 specially designed, locally assembled quality bicycles to disaster survivors, healthcare workers, students and entrepreneurs in the developing world.
For more information, please visit qhubeka.org and worldbicyclerelief.org