Education and Leadership

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

Over the last 3 years, the Motsepe Foundation has committed 1 000 bursaries towards tertiary education in 21 universities in South Africa. The MF Foundation has pledged R100 million to be given over the course of 3 to 5 years, starting in 2013.

These bursaries are focused on the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as well as the Arts. The program particularly encourages young girls to take up studies in the STEM fields, closing the skills gap and reducing the gender inequalities that exist in these fields.