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The Motsepe Foundation is acutely aware that in order for society to prosper and succeed, people and communities must work together on all levels. To this end, the Foundation takes the concept of social cohesion very seriously and it has become the guiding principle on which its work is based.
The Foundation believes social cohesion can be achieved as it works with communities toward reducing inequality in wealth and income, agreeing on and building shared values in communities, and enabling communities to have a sense of a common goal in dealing with shared challenges.
Religious leaders, faith-based non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and traditional authorities play a significant role in helping communities build spiritual, economic and social wellbeing.
These organisations and leaders cultivate a broad following in society and are the most significant providers of basic social services to the poor outside of government. Their presence in local communities, coupled with their capacity to deliver critical social services, makes them vital stakeholders in all areas of development, including poverty reduction, conflict prevention, as well as social cohesion.
In recognition of their crucial role in society, the Motsepe Foundation meets with major faith-based institutions annually to seek counsel and wisdom on emerging issues and engender unity and individual responsibility towards a shared goal of building a brighter future for all South Africans.