The Motsepe Foundation was established in 1999 by business leader Patrice Motsepe and his wife, Dr Precious Motsepe.

The principal aim and object of the Motsepe Foundation is to establish a fund and organisation to provide funding and support for charitable, educational, religious, healthcare and other philanthropic projects and initiatives in order to fight poverty and improve the social and economic conditions of the poor, unemployed and marginalised persons and communities.

For the 2015 academic year, The Motsepe Foundation awarded bursaries to 375 students from the 26 District Municipality/ Metro-Motsepe Foundation Development Forums which have been established around the country.

Students who wish to be considered for a bursary for the 2016 academic year are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to the 26 District Municipality/ Metro-Motsepe Foundation Development Forums which have been established around the country. Bursary funding will be considered for qualifying students who:-

  • have achieved Educational/ Academic Excellence;
  • come from families in need;
  • intend to pursue courses preferably related to Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Technology and Business Studies:

Students who wish to pursue other fields of study, and who have excellent academic results will also be considered.

Funding recipients are not expected to pay the Foundation back but serving the country and their communities will suffice.

How to apply

Bursary applications are currently open and will close on 15 January 2016. If interested click here to download the application form for “Educational Funding for Scholars and Students” and email the completed form to the Secretary of the appropriate District Municipality/ Metro-Motsepe Foundation Development Forum of the area in which you reside, or to info@motsepefoundation.org.

For any queries please contact: Xolisile Ngobese, tel: 011 324 1516 or Sizakele Thusi, tel: 011 324 1518 or Phindile Tshabalala, tel: 011 324 1503

The foundation’s main office is based at 29 Impala Rd, Chislehurston, Sandton 2146, or you can also send them a fax at 086 533 3127