The Motsepe family, was the first family on the African continent to join The Giving Pledge, started by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, and pledged half of the funds generated by their family assets to the poor.
The Motsepe Foundation has contributed to global health research into developing a cure for HIV/AIDS, the donation was given to the RED campaign, an initiative founded by renowned activist and Musician Bono. The Motsepe Foundation has also made contributions to cancer research; as well as to wildlife, nature conservation and environmental protection.
On the African Continent, the Motsepe Foundation recently contributed to the global fight against Ebola, making a contribution of US$1m to the affected countries and another contribution of US$1m to the African Union directly.
In South Africa, the Motsepe Foundation has allocated US$50 million for sustainable projects that will benefit the poor and needy in various fields. This is done through 5 key pillars or focus areas.
The objectives of the Motsepe Foundation are to alleviate poverty and sustainably improve the living standards of the poor, the unemployed and the marginalised people of South Africa.
The Foundation focuses on initiatives and projects that will assist the beneficiaries to become self-sustaining and independent.
We are committed to promoting non-racialism in South Africa; by respecting diversity and encouraging people of all races, faiths and cultures to join hands towards the development of South Africa and the rest of Africa.
We work with and encourage Governments on the African continent to develop economies that support efforts aimed at addressing poverty, education, inequality, unemployment and improving health outcomes.
Our success comes from serving our people with humility and in respecting the relationships with our internal and external partners. We will consistently carry ourselves in a manner that displays honesty, commitment and credibility.
We will continuously strive to be the best in everything we do. We are driven by our belief in helping others help themselves.