Our Work

OUR PURPOSE

To foster the development of an inclusive, empowered society.

WHO WE ARE

The Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation is an independent public benefit orgnaisation that aims to improve lives by creating opportunities through education and enterprise development.

The Foundation was formerly known as the Shanduka Foundation, which was established in 2004 by the Shanduka Group and its founder, Cyril Ramaphosa.

In 2015, the Foundation changed its name to Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation.

The Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation remains a partner of choice for social change through its implementing partner entities, Adopt-a-School Foundation, which includes the Thari Programme, Kagiso Shanduka Trust, Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust and Black Umbrellas.

Over the 14 years of its existence, the Foundation has made a meaningful contribution to the social and economic development of South Africa. Together with its partners, it continues to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged individuals and communities.

VISION, VALUES & OBJECTIVES

Vision

To be an innovative and effective agent of social and economic change, focused on improving lives and creating opportunities in the communities we serve.

Values
  • INSPIRATION

We belive in the potential of our country and its people. We are committed to inspire others through our work.

  • PASSION

We infuse passion and precision in everything we do.

  • PERFORMANCE

We strive for excellence in our performance through team work.

  • INTEGRITY

We are truthful, honest and respectful. We uphold the reputation of the Foundation in everything we do.

  • INNOVATION

We are creative and develop innovative solutions to enhance the impact of our work.

Objectives
  • Be an organisation that contributes meaningfully and significantly to the developmental needs of education, small business growth and social cohesion.
  • Build and promote effective models for development that can be shared and replicated.
  • Establish and maintain a positive reputation as a partner of choice in development and a catalyst for change.
  • Advance our founder’s values on social cohesion and nation-formation – including non-racialism, non-sexism, social and economic inclusion and sense of belonging in a caring society.
  • Develop and maintain funding models that will ensure the long term sustainability and optimal impact of our work.

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE

  • Ability to develop and pilot programmes that respond to global development objectives and South Africa’s National Development Product (NDP).
  • Capacity to execute vibrant and dynamic programmes that enable the Foundation to remain relevant for generations to come.
  • A pioneering spirit that enables the Foundation to make things work despite challenging circumstances.
  • A reputation for consistently delivering cost effective and quality products and services that responds to the needs and requirements of stakeholders.
  • Capability to collaborate and maintain valuable relationships with others, guided by strong values and culture.

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation Trustees

CYRIL RAMAPHOSA

CYRIL RAMAPHOSA

Chairperson, Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation and President of South Africa

PHUTI MAHANYELE

PHUTI MAHANYELE

Executive Chairperson, Sigma Capital

DR JAMES MOTLATSI

DR JAMES MOTLATSI

Chief Executive Officer, Teba Limited

DONNÉ NICOL

DONNÉ NICOL

Chief Executive Officer, Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation

YVONNE THEMBA

YVONNE THEMBA

Managing Director, Themba Infrastructure Projects

DAVID NGOBENI

DAVID NGOBENI

CEO, Alpha Investment Holdings