Beneficiaries Stories

A Circle Of Support: How CRET’s Top Students Give Back

A Circle Of Support: How CRET’s Top Students Give Back

At the recent Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) graduate awards ceremony, the First Lady of South Africa and Chairperson of Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, Dr Tshepo Motsepe, reflected upon the challenges the pandemic presented for students. Dr Motsepe said that...

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Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust Graduates Video

“The three words I would use to describe CRET are education, future and youth!” Watch what Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) beneficiaries had to say about their CRET journey on the occasion of the CRET Annual Student Awards on 1 July.

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Mokgadi Mashapu

Mokgadi Mashapu

Mokgadi Mashapu is from Diepkloof in Soweto. She works as a baker with Hadasha Enterprises. The company has been supported by the Foundation’s partner entity, Black Umbrellas, which develops small Black-owned businesses. This helps create employment in South Africa....

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Princess Shabalala

Princess Shabalala

Princess Shabalala, from Soshanguve near Tshwane, works for Mbhuduma Business Solutions as a Marketing Officer. The company has been supported by the Foundation’s partner entity, Black Umbrellas, which develops small Black-owned businesses. This helps create...

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Lethabo Lekhele

Lethabo Lekhele

Lethabo Lekhele is from Munsieville township near Krugersdorp. In 2020 she sent an email to Foundation partner entity Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) for study support. “Today I am working as a Ground Hostess,” Lethabo says. This is as a result of CRET’s...

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Mamoratehi Modise

Mamoratehi Modise

Mamoratehi Modise lives in Maokeng in Kroonstad. In 2019 she saw a poster at the Phuleng Primary School advertising a position for a Safety Health Environment (SHE) representative. The SHE representative was needed for a building project at the school that Foundation...

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Visky Moroleke

Visky Moroleke

Visky Moroleke is from Kraaipan village in the North West. He owns a local bricklaying and maintenance company. When Foundation partner entity Adopt-a-School began to build a dining and nutrition centre at the Boithaopo Secondary School in the village in 2019, Visky...

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Busisiwe Buthelezi

Busisiwe Buthelezi

Busisiwe Buthelezi, a mother of two, schooled at Ingweni Phaphama Primary School in Lenjani village, which is east of Vryheid. Nearly 12 years later, in 2002, she was involved with the community in building mud structures for the school when the school needed to...

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Impact Through Partnership

#ImpactThroughPartnership is the cornerstone to building development models that have meaningful long-term impact for an inclusive, empowered society. Listen to scholars, students and entrepreneurs on how the Foundation’s partner entity programs have positively...

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