The Women's Desk

Women Empowerment in Leadership and Learning is the women empowerment desk of the Motsepe Foundation,a platform that seeks to brave the issues that affect the women of South Africa through various innovative programmes.

This platform serves to give you the opportunity to engage with the women's desk, in turn working hand-in-hand to bring about the change we envisage for our robust and promising nation.

The Giving Pledge

The Founder and Executive Chairman of African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), Patrice Motsepe today announced that the Motsepe Family, “will contribute at least half of the funds generated by our family assets to the Motsepe Foundation” to be used during his lifetime and beyond and that of his 

wife, Precious Motsepe, to improve the lifestyles and living conditions of poor, disabled, unemployed, women, youth, workers and marginalised South Africans.

The Giving Pledge is an effort to encourage the wealthiest people in the United States to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes.The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires and was made public in 2012 by Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. Patrice Motsepe if the first African to take the pledge 


“South Africans are caring, compassionate and loving people. It has always been part of our culture and tradition to assist and care for less fortunate2 and marginalised members of our communities. This culture 

is also embodied in the spirit and tradition of Ubuntu/Botho.

THe Womens desk of the the foundation - WELL - could not be more proud and optimistic at the road that lies ahead for South Africa and the continent at large. 

Let us be encouraged by Ubuntu/Botho.

As we look back at the year that has gone by and the growth that the Motsepe Foundation has seen within the last year, we cannot help but be optimistic at the journey we have ahead of us this year. There lies a great hope within South Africa and we remain committed to addressing issues of poverty in our nation through innovative and sustainable programs.  

Last year the Motsepe Foundation ended of an exciting year by spending time with our people across the provinces of South Africa. We ended the festivities on a perfect note by joining Minister Lulu Xingwana and her team from the Department of Women, Children and people with disabilities in Eersterust, Pretoria with hundreds of the communities children for a party they deserve so much.

Above are some photos from the day: