Our community initiatives directly impact the poor, unemployed and marginalized, which aims to make a significant reduction in national poverty levels of South Africa.
We launched our bursary programme in 2013 which targeted at STEM areas. The bursary programme provides full tuition and associated university costs to selected recipients from low-income families. This includes the full duration of their studies, ranging from four years for engineering students to seven years for medical students.
Our support for the achievement of this Global Goal is focused on three key areas: information in the form of the Little Black Book to empower women; gender-responsive budgeting to ensure that women’s needs are accounted for in provincial and national processes; and also targeting girls in school encouraging them to look into STEM careers to ensure that women are not left behind in the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Our partnership with the Schwab Foundation aims to advance the social entrepreneurship agenda in Africa by raising awareness, engaging the media and celebrating proven social innovators.
We support the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which is dedicated to the health and well-being of all Earth’s inhabitants, focusing on wildlands and ocean conservation, climate change and indigenous rights.
We believe that when governments, the private sector, civil society and the civil sector work together rather than in isolation, much more can be achieved. We work in terms of inclusive partnerships that are built on the shared vision of a better life for all.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world
Our belief is that South Africa’s youth are the next generation of leaders, drivers of innovation and economic development. This belief underpins our investment in education, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Encourage young people to channel energy and free time into constructive, positive activities.
MUSIC AND ARTS
As an integral part of youth education and personal development, sport, music & art helps to build both character and confidence, thereby preparing young people to meet the challenges of a competitive world.
The Motsepe Foundation has committed to a 10 year partnership with the Department of Basic Education. The agreement covers the following areas: ABC Motsepe League, Kay Motsepe Schools Cup – Football and Netball, ABC Motsepe Schools Eisteddfod
Schools and churches are the core foundation for building better communities
Schools and churches are the core foundation for building better communities and by supporting these institutions the whole community benefits.
Share the joy of Christmas with underprivileged families across the country
The festive season is a time of joy and a time to share in the spirit of Christmas, yet so many families are hindered by poverty and despondency.
The Foundation’s National Christmas With Our People (CWOP) concerts & toy distribution initiative, is a social outreach programme launched in 2011, to share the spirit of Christmas with children between the ages of 0 to 15 from mostly disadvantaged communities.
Empower women to be equal
While significant progress has been made across numerous fronts in most countries, gender equality for African women and girls is still far from satisfactory.
The Motsepe Foundation’s support for the achievement of this Global Goal is focused on three key areas:
- Information in the form of the Little Black Book to empower women;
- Gender responsive budgeting to ensure that women’s needs are accounted for in provincial and national processes;
- STEM education to promote the participation and retention of women in STEM subjects within the education value chain.
Projects that meet societal challenges and are viable, with long-term impact
The Motsepe Foundation is committed to working with various stakeholders (international or regional) and other interested parties in addressing the many development challenges facing the African continent and international community, in the following areas:
- Environmental: nature conservation, water and sanitation
- International school sponsorships