Our Mission

To make a difference in the lives of others by focusing on four key areas: education, breast cancer, road safety and youth support. We are relentless in our pursuit to empower communities across the globe and to help create a healthy and strong society for all.


No matter what challenges we face in our lives we always have the power within us to make a difference in the lives of others.


The Zoleka Mandela Foundation has been built from the ground up, all thanks to the tireless contributions of our staff, volunteers and community members. These generous individuals help us help others, and for that we are eternally grateful.


We welcome support from businesses and donors that help further our social development goals. The transformative objectives of our work are demonstrated through our campaign initiatives and upliftment projects.


Breast Cancer, Road Safety, Social Responsibility, Nelson Mandela Day, Gender-Based Awareness, Health and Wellness, Youth Volunteering.


We are led by the following principles:

• To ensure the utmost quality in the execution of our work.
• To maintain strong ties with our donors, well wishers, volunteers
and communities.
• To create an appealing work environment for our communities.
• To subscribe to sustainable development principles.
• To encourage community participation within development projects.
Innovation We continuously look for ways to be one step ahead.
Creativity We bring imagination to life through uplifting, enjoyable initiatives.
Excellence We strive to deliver beyond expectations.
Sustainability We offer sustainable solutions and build relationships that last.
Accountability We are committed to, and take responsibility for, all our varied projects.


Since our inception in 2013 we have been supported by generous partners, donors and volunteers, to whom we express our heartfelt gratitude. The success of our campaigns is proof of the positive effect our work has had on beneficiaries.

Our Flagship Project: Education

The Zoleka Mandela Foundation plans to build a School of Excellence in South Africa. The school, dubbed “The School of Opportunity”, gives those in need a second chance at life through top-quality education.

The South African Constitution (1996) enshrines the right to basic education, adult education and further education, to which the state, through reasonable measures, must make both progressively available and accessible.

With this in mind, it is the foundation’s chief aim to provide first and second chances to all. The Zoleka Mandela Foundation will aim to transform the lives of many through: early childhood development, literacy and numeracy performance, basic education, skills development programmes, adult basic education and training, technical and vocational education and training, and academic schooling.

The school will initially cater for 700 students of all ages, and several learning centres will be spread across South Africa. The development of both Greenfield and Brownfield schools’ infrastructure is already being pursued.


“What you do for the nation is a thankless job.”