Our Foundation’s focus is on developing black leaders who drive nation building and transformation agendas
Our work with these leaders is to articulate the change they want to make and then capacitate them to become such change agents. This is premised on the importance of leadership and governance to steer our country through the current economic, social and political climate. Good leadership should unite, inspire and create prosperity and well-being for all South Africans. Our beneficiary scope is targeting previously disadvantage groups. These include Black People, Youth and Women. Specific focus is placed on agents of empowerment – youth peer leaders, fiduciaries and women leaders.
Why our focus is important
Transformation is required at all stages of life, even young children should be enabled to become transformation change agents. For this reason our Foundation wants to bring about transformation across the life cycle. We therefore work with leaders in the various spheres of influence, i.e. school, workplace and community organisations.
|Play||Learn||Start and early work||Leadership positions||Retire|
|Grade R pupil||Primary and Secondary pupil
Apply for further Education
Apply for work
|Start a business
Work in an organisation/team
|Manager in public or private sector
Owner in a business
Fiduciary in public or private sector
Advisor or technical expert
|Need to socialise kids not to be superior nor inferior as a result of race, gender or economic class||– Disadvantaged learners do not get an opportunity for further education
-Lack of positive peer leaders
|Black and Women employees are discriminated against with regards to opportunity and pay||– Fiduciaries and managers are not capacitated
– Ownership is not inclusive -Entrepreneurs are not supported
|Wisdom of the elderly is not harvested|
OUR FOCUS IN A NUTSHELL
EMPOWERING YOUTH LEADERS
Specifically peer leaders from vulnerable communities
Specifically labour and community
EMPOWERING WOMAN LEADERS
Specifically women in positions of influence
OUR FOCUS SPEAKS TO THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (NDP) 2030
The NDP, compiled by the National Planning Commission (NPC), aims to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030 (NPC, 2012). One of the goals listed in the NDP pertains to the transformation of the economy.
“Promoting gender equality; create greater opportunities for young people; involve the active participation and empowerment of women” (NPC, 2012).
“Economic transformation is about broadening opportunities for all South Africans (particularly for the historically disadvantaged); raising employment, reducing poverty and inequality, and raising standards of living and education” (NPC, 2012).
“Broadening ownership; control of capital accumulation; broadening access to services such banking services, mortgage loans, telecoms and broadband services, and reasonably priced retail services. Also including equity in ownership of assets, income distribution and access to management, professions and skilled jobs” (NPC, 2012).
Source: The National Planning Commission (NPC), 2012. National Development Plan (NDP) 2030