OUR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS
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. The Motsepe Foundation works in terms of inclusive partnerships that are built on the shared vision of a better life for all.
In 2013, Mr Motsepe and Dr Moloi-Motsepe joined the Giving Pledge, becoming the first family in Africa to do so. Established by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates, the Giving Pledge is a philanthropic initiative established to help address development challenges facing developing countries and marginalised communities.
The initiative invites the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to commit to giving more than half of their wealth to philanthropy or charitable causes either during their lifetime or in their will.
Our focus is on supporting projects we deem to be sustainable – those that meet societal challenges and are viable, with long-term impact. The restructuring of the Development Forums in 2016 created an enormous opportunity for us to embark on a review process to determine where the challenges lie, as well as the most appropriate support measures for meeting the needs of the communities.
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
Viruses like Ebola, Marburg Fever and HIV/AIDS do not respect borders and have potentially far-reaching consequences, not only in Africa but worldwide. These global issues require the international community to work together in terms of preparedness and research to find cures.