“To give hope and to build a brighter future for all our people.”
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. Since 2013 US$50m has been allocated to projects and initiatives by the Motsepe Foundation over a 3 to 5 year period.
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.