Our Work

OUR PURPOSE

To foster the development of an inclusive society that is empowered.

WHO WE ARE

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation is an independent public benefit organisation 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.

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 15 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 believe 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 build model builders that develop and pilot projects and programmes that respond to global and national development objectives. and South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP).
  • Capacity to  execute vibrant and dynamic projects and programmes that make a meaningful difference and enable the Foundation to be relevant for generations to come.
  • A pioneering spirit that enables the Foundation to make things work in challenging circumstances.
  • A reputation for consistently delivering cost-effective and quality programmes that respond to the needs of beneficiaries and stakeholders.
  • Capability to collaborate and maintain valuable relationships with others, guided by strong values and culture.

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation Trustees

PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA

PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA

   DR TSHEPO MOTSEPE

DR TSHEPO MOTSEPE

MS. PHUTI MAHANYELE-DABENGWA

MS. PHUTI MAHANYELE-DABENGWA

DR JAMES MOTLATSI

DR JAMES MOTLATSI

MS. DONNÉ NICOL

MS. DONNÉ NICOL

MS. YVONNE THEMBA

MS. YVONNE THEMBA

Executive Committee

MS. MMABATHO MABOYA

MS. MMABATHO MABOYA

Chief Executive Officer: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation

MR. MARK FRANKEL

MR. MARK FRANKEL

Chief Executive Officer: Black Umbrellas

MR. RAYMOND KEVAN

MR. RAYMOND KEVAN

Finance and Investment Advisor: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation

MR. STEVEN LEBERE

MR. STEVEN LEBERE

Executive Director: Adopt-a-School Foundation

MS. OLGA MALULEKE

MS. OLGA MALULEKE

Human Resource Executive: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation

MR. FEIZEL MAMDOO

MR. FEIZEL MAMDOO

Communications Executive: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation

MS. BANYANA MOHAJANE

MS. BANYANA MOHAJANE

Head of Department- Social and Skills Development: Adopt-a-School Foundation

MR. XOLILE NDUMNDUM

MR. XOLILE NDUMNDUM

Chief Operations Officer: Black Umbrellas

MS. CHANTELLE OOSTHUIZEN

MS. CHANTELLE OOSTHUIZEN

Executive Director: Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust

MS. MELANIE SPENCER

MS. MELANIE SPENCER

Chief Operations Officer: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation