Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation today announced the appointment of Mmabatho Maboya as its new Chief Executive Officer. The Foundation provides innovative programmes that focus on improving education and supporting small business development. Maboya steps into the role at the helm of this independent Public Benefit Organisation, with a staff complement of 150 and close to a million beneficiaries.

Maboya joined the Foundation three years ago as its Strategy and Partnerships Executive. She managed key processes that enabled the Foundation to meaningfully respond to its development partners and beneficiaries.

Her predecessor, Donné Nicol, said Maboya was a “natural and worthy” successor given the role she has played in supporting the office of the CEO.  “Mmabatho has contributed immensely to the Foundation’s mission in driving programmes that contribute to the socio-economic development of our country.

In addition, she has driven the Foundation’s participation in key sectors and industries, enabling her to direct the Foundation’s strategic alignment with multi-sector networks. I have no doubt that she will continue to grow the organisation and make the necessary impact for our people” said Nicol.

Maboya said: “I believe the work that we do creates opportunities that change lives. We have through our 14 years of existence developed tried and tested models that make a sustainable difference. With the continued support of our partners, as well as new ones, we effect real and meaningful change for disadvantaged school communities, tertiary students and Black entrepreneurs. I am honoured to be afforded the opportunity to lead this remarkable organisation”.

Maboya paid tribute to Nicol for “leading the Foundation, realising its vision and for upholding its values”.

About Mmabatho Maboya

Maboya was with Shanduka Group as its Stakeholder Relations Manager prior to joining Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation.  She has also spent time as Senior Advisor: Stakeholder Management and as an Intelligence Analyst at Eskom Holdings SOC between 2008 to 2014. Maboya began her senior management career in 2005 in local government.