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1Tshiamo Foundation

Social entrepreneurship &
gender equality

Tshiamo Foundation will actively enhance social entrepreneurship and address gender equality by supporting and investing into projects and initiatives that demonstrate progressive social impact on addressing poverty and inequality. This will be achieved by providing access to quality higher education and access to social enterprise finance to underprivileged South Africans primarily women. This will be done by direct services. Advocacy, scholarships and funding support.

The Tshiamo Foundation uses two main interventions/vehicles to achieve this, the Mpho Mawela Bursary Scheme (MMBS) for qualifying women seeking finance related qualifications and the “Social Enterprise Fund” for qualifying social entrepreneurs.

This object shall be achieved by, inter alia: Creating interventions that will address inequality through supporting women in making demonstrable change in the fields of education and social entrepreneurship.
Providing a holistic educational bursary programme that provides end to end support to students throughout their educational journey; this includes full financial resources support, mentorship, on the job exposure and psycho-social support.

Providing support for students pursuing higher education qualifications in all finance related fields, ensuring the growth of women in the finance sector.
The Social Enterprise Fund for women
Enabling social entrepreneurs (predominantly women) to access the right platforms, services, mentorship and catalytic capital support to build thriving social enterprises that actively participate in the economy. The capital will enable entrepreneurs to continue their focus on making big social change. The catalytic capital support will be provided as a (recoverable loan facility) that will require awardees to repay their grant stipend should the organisation become financially successful.
Creating an ecosystem of women social entrepreneurs that contribute to problem solving in South Africa through thriving and scalable businesses will contribute to job creation and economic growth.

The participants are defined women in South Africa who participate in and benefit from the work of the Company and they shall be made up of at least 85% persons who are ‘black’ as defined in the Code/s of Good Practice and Verification Manual issued in terms of the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act, No. 53 of 2003, as amended from time to time (‘the Codes’).

Delivering positive change

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Non Executive DirectorKARABO MATHIBELA

Financial Management and Corporate Governance specialist

Karabo Mathibela is  an  independent  accounting  consultant with a specialised focus on Enterprise Supplier  Development, along with Finance and operational support.  She leverage her skills and expertise to support various  businesses and foundations with capacity, accounting and financial management, strengthening the operational  environment, improving systems, audit readiness and  understanding how to manage their cash flow and  articulate their funding need and finally develop the trading history and track record to secure funding.

In addition, she provide governance advisory and secretariat services to support all types of organisations.

Karabo is an BComm (Accounting) Honours and is  registered with SAICA as an AGA (SA) and the South  African Institute of Ta x as a Ta x Practictioner.


Non Executive DirectorNEO HUTIRI

Social entrepreneur, Engineer, MPhil (Inclusive Innovation)

Neo Hutiri is the Founder and Managing Director of  Technovera. He is a social innovator with a passion for  designing smart, robust solutions that use the power of  technology to improve health and wellbeing for Africa.

Neo was named as one of the Mail & Guardian s Top  Young South Africans and became an Ashoka Fellow in  2020.

He is a qualified electrical engineer, and former technical  assistant to the Chief Operating Officer of Arcelor Mittal  South Africa.

Neo holds a BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering  from the University of Cape Town, a MSc in Industrial  Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand and is pursuing a MPhil in Inclusive Innovation from the University of Cape Town s Graduate School of Business.


Executive DirectorSHILUBA MAWELA

Tshiamo Impact Partner Managing Partner, Impact investor

Shiluba is a chartered accountant who leads Tshiamo Impact  Partners, and impact advisory and impact investment firm.

Her corporate finance experience includes mergers and  acquisitions, valuations, commercial due diligences and

transaction structuring gained at the Johannesburg Stock  Exchange and a boutique corporate finance firm. She also

served as Senior Project Manager on the Youth Employment  Service (YES), a national business-led initiative supported by  Government through the office of the Presidency. If that wasn t  enough, she s worked at Ernst & Young (EY) in their banking  and capital markets division in both the Johannesburg and  New York office.

She is a World Economic Foprum Global Shaper Alumni  and a Mandela Washingto9n Fellow. Further, she sits on the  FirstRand Foundation Board.

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