Motsepe Foundation invest millions into schools

Dr Patrice Motsepe Chairpeson and Co Founder of the Motsepe Foundation, Angie Motshekga Minister of Basic Education during Motsepe Foundation Press Conference Sponsorship Announcement on the 03 March 2023 at Sandton Convention Centre © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

The Motsepe Foundation has contributed millions of rands to choral music and the growth of football in schools.

This was disclosed at a press conference last weekend in Johannesburg that was attended by the chairman of the Motsepe Foundation, Dr. Patrice Motsepe, and his wife, Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe.

Among those invited were the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, the Premier of Gauteng, Phanyaza Lesufi, Cecilia Molokwane of Netball South Africa, and Danny Jordaan, the President of the South African Football Association.

The purpose of the meeting was that the Motsepe Foundation wanted to announce that it will spend R150 million instead of the R70 million it announced in 2016 on its football, netball, and choral music development programs.

Up until the conclusion of five years, R30 million will be used each year. The Motsepe Foundation is seeking to enhance South Africa’s football infrastructure in this way. Yet, they want South African schools, where the youth play, to be the starting point for all of this.

“The level of football played in the national school tournament has increased because to the partnership between the Motsepe Foundation and the Department of Basic Education. The same is true for choral music and netball.

“The Motsepe Foundation made the decision to raise the funds because we want to make sure that South African youth can compete with other countries in sports like football, netball, and choral music. Some of the PSL’s top players were discovered while competing for schools in the Kay Motsepe Schools Football Cup,” Motsepe stated.

According to the Minister of Basic Education, Motsepe’s work benefits children in many aspects of life, therefore it is not only restricted to the field.