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On the 25th of November 2018 at 8h00 thousands of people will once more assemble at the FNB Stadium for the “2018 National Day of Prayer for all South Africans” which will once again be hosted by the Motsepe Foundation and the 33 Religious and Faith-based Organisations In November 2017 the Motsepe Foundation and 33 Religious and Faith-based Organisations hosted the “2017 National Day of Prayer for All South Africans” which was very successful and attended by more than 100 000 people. View More Info Despite the general decline in poverty between 2006 and 2011, poverty levels in South Africa rose in 2015. Statistics tell us that over 30,4 million South Africans live in poverty. In 2016 were saw the poverty headcount increasing to 55,5% from 53,2% in 2011. The Motsepe Foundation through its community initiatives which directly impact the poor, unemployed and marginalized, aims to make a significant reduction in national poverty levels of South Africa. South Africa’s school attendance aged 5 years and older shows an improvement in attendance levels from 1996 to 2016. Close to 17 million individuals (35%) were attending an educational institution in 2016. Educational attainment has improved, showing a decrease of 1,4 million people with no schooling between 1996 and 2016, while primary and secondary education has increased. The number of youth (aged 25–34 years) obtaining Bachelor degrees has increased over the period of 1996 to 2016. We believe South Africa’s youth are the next generation of leaders, drivers of innovation and economic development underpins our investment in education, particularly in STEM. According to the World Economic Forum, South Africa is ranked the 17th out of 136 countries in terms of gender equality. When the world celebrates Women’s Day, this country celebrates national women’s month. Changes in constitution make the African image brighter in terms of women’s freedoms and opportunities. The Motsepe Foundation supports the achievement of this Global Gender Goal: 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 spending. South Africa’s growth in the last few years has weakened to such an extent that it’s slower than the increase in population. GDP (gross domestic product) per person, which is a rough and ready indicator of average living standards, has declined. The Motsepe Foundation has established a partnership with the Schwab Foundation to promote social entrepreneurship. This partnership aims to advance the social entrepreneurship agenda in Africa by raising awareness, engaging the media and celebrating proven social innovators. As the climate changes, it is South Africa’s poor, the majority of the population, who will be the hardest hit. Climate change worsens existing vulernabilities and adds to the pressures on the environment and natural resources on which so many South Africans directly rely. 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. The Global Goals can only be met if we work together. International investments and support is needed to ensure innovative technological development, fair trade and market access, especially for developing countries. To build a better world, we need to be supportive, empathetic, inventive, passionate, and above all, cooperative. 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.

Our goal is to alleviate poverty and to sustainably improve the living standards of the poor, unemployed and marginalised people.
- Patrice Motsepe

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world



Our Commitment

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.



Our Commitment

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

Community Development


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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

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Our people

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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.

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Empower women to be equal



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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



Latest Project

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
  • Health
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