About us



Living in a country like South Africa places the raw beauty of nature at our doorstep, however it also provides us with a first-hand understanding of how we humans impact our environment. Washed up plastic litter on beautiful beaches is unfortunately not a rare sighting. This is an issue, Ruben Hazelzet (founder of SoapboxSA) eagerly wanted to find a solution for. But how do you change our deeply rooted relationship with plastic? One word: Education.

SoapboxSA conducted several focus groups with primary school kids in Khayelitsha (Cape Town) to test their knowledge about plastic pollution and develop a story: The Legend of Captain Fanplastic. After that we incorporated theory, creativity and gamification to create a wholesome program that invites learners into a world of learning and doing. With this we hope to provide new generations with relevant education the world needs



Ruben Hazelzet

Head of Program

Melissa Baird

Account Manager

Tracy Sikenjana


Yanga Gceya

Partnership Manager

Nwabisa Joba


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Account Manager

We are looking for an enthusiastic, charismatic and conscious account manager that runs the whole ecosystem of the Captain Fanplastic School Programme.

Programme Facilitator (WC)

We are looking for an enthusiastic facilitator in the Western Cape that has a passion for teaching. You’ll be facilitating the programme at primary schools, incorporating storytelling, gamification and creativity.

Did not find what you are looking for, but still want to be part of Captain Fanplastic?
Just send us an email and tell us what you want to do. We’re always looking for collaborations.
Send to: info@captainfanplastic.com