Inkanyeli-Inkululeko Foundation is a registered Non Profit Organisation (NPO) on behalf of members and employees of Inkanyeli Group. The foundation is built on the principle of ubuntu.
Ubuntu is an ancient African word, which means humanity to others – “I am what I am because of who we all are.”
The philosophy of Ubuntu
The philosophy of Ubuntu has its origin in the southern reaches of Africa and encourages a spirit of cooperation between people of all colours and creeds. It is an ‘all for one and one for all’ principle and promotes mutual respect and understanding. Two of the greatest advocates of the Ubuntu philosophy are former South African President Nelson Mandela and former Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Desmond Tutu on Ubuntu
“One of the sayings in our country is Ubuntu – the essence of being human. Buntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can’t exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can’t be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality – Ubuntu – you are known for your generosity. We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole world. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity.”
Key Focus Areas:
Short Term Goals
Long Term Goals
The Foundation sponsors disadvantaged students to further their tertiary education
|Sponsoring 1st year students with registration fees. Targeting 10 students per year.||Developing a full bursary scheme to assist the Industry in building capacity and capability|
The Foundation sponsors young talented people in different sporting codes
|Sponsoring different sports clubs or sporting codes.||Partnering with sports associations in identifying sporting needs and funding those needs|
The Foundation sponsors different artists in different art fields
|Sponsoring artist in different activities (Book writing)||Partnering with Arts associations in funding and identifying those needs|
The Foundation gives back to society as part of our Ubuntu campaign giving back to society.
|Participating in the Mandela Day Campaigns||Adopting different children and old age homes. Partnering with NGO’s that are doing welfare work in different communities|
Board of Directors
- MZAMO SYLVESTER MARTIN – CHAIRPERSON OF THE FOUNDATION
Mzamo was instrumental in the establishment of Foundation as a movement of social change. Over the last 7 years Inkanyeli Family (Inkanyeli Staff and Employees) and different strategic partners have been giving back to the community in rebuilding burnt houses, donating to different old age and children’s homes.
- VUYELWA MASWEU – DIRECTOR OF THE FOUNDATION
Vuyelwa, Director of the Foundation is part of the Inkanyeli Group Family (Inkanyeli Staff and Employees). She is a key member of the charity campaigns and forms the backbone of the Foundation.
- GUGU HLOPHE – DIRECTOR OF THE FOUNDATION
Gugu, a member of the Inkanyeli Family, has passion in education and welfare. This has assisted the foundation in setting up a mini programme to assist students.The Foundation sponsors disadvantaged students to further their tertiary education in different education fields.
- DAVID MONDLANE – NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
David, the Non Executive Director of the Foundation, is a key member of the Inkanyeli Group. He was influential in the establishment of the Foundation. David’s passion for sports and social welfare is greatly utilized in the implementation of the Foundation’s programme.
- NKQUBELA BAM – NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Nkqubela, Non Executive Director of the Foundation, was key and instrumental in the establishment of Foundation’s values and vision. Nkqubela is currently a Director of Operations for Inkanyeli Group and is responsible for strategic operational matters. His passions are sports and arts.
Patrons of The Foundation
- DONALD VUMINHLANHLA JELE
– Involved in socio-economic programmes that benefit the community such as clean-up campaigns
– Involved in fundraising for orphans and needy families
– Raising awareness about domestic violence, drug awareness, crime prevention campaign, voter education, fire fighting and first aid workshop
– Raising awareness about economic and entrepreneur development workshop.
– Involved as a Community Development Worker under the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
- JULIAS TANYANE MAPUTLA
– Secretary ANC Branch Ward 42
– Former Board Member Maitiso a Bagolo (NGO)
– Soccer player
- LINDI SUZAN MOTLAFI
– Ward Committee Member of Ward 41
– Community Liason Officer 2003
– Treasurer of Nehawu JHB Branch at COGTA
- BONGINKOSI TEDDY MARTIN
– Community Development Worker, Department of Local Government (2007-2011)
– Assistant Tour Guide, Study and Travel (2002)
– Assistant Tour Guide, Organiser, Freelance Journalist/Researcher of Norwegian Travel Group (2002-2005)
– Chairperson/Conductor of Abanqobi Besono Choir (1985-2015)
– Chairperson of Greater Orlando Community Policing Forum (2001-2011)
– Chairperson of Hlanganani-Kopanang Development Project (2002-2011)
– Provincial Executive Member of Gauteng Provincial Community Police Board (2004-2009)
– Ward Committee of City of Joburg (2003-2005)
– Deputy Chairperson of SANCA Soweto (2011-2013)
– Board Member of SANCA Soweto (2013-2015)