Promoting Progress Through Entrepreneurship

The Foundation is of the firm belief that high impact responsible entrepreneurs will dramatically contribute to a positive economic, social and political change. The Foundation therefore identifies, selects, and invests in individuals that show potential greatness over the long-term through its Scholarship and Fellowship opportunities.

The Foundation's investment approach provides access to education and entrepreneurial development. Once formal education is completed the Foundation encourages work experience that compliments personal passion, purpose and skills development. It is the Foundation's hope that Fellows will then move into areas of influence where they will effect lasting change and positive impact.

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Selecting for Entrepreneurial Success – an insight into the Foundation’s selection process   In 2012, the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation initiated a process to formalise its selection processes for Scholarship Selection at Grade 6 (Allan Gray Scholars) and Fellowship Selection at Grade 12 and first year university (Candidate Allan Gray Fellows). This led to the creation of so called “Success Profiles” that captured the selection requirements at […]

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Celebrating 10 Years The Foundation celebrated its 10-year anniversary at the end of 2015. To mark this achievement we hosted a celebratory dinner.. The event was held in Johannesburg, with the Foundation’s beneficiaries, Talent (Foundation staff) and Board members in attendance. The guests were addressed by the Chairman of the Board, Futhi Mtoba, who had served on the […]

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Leaving Her Footprint in the African Soil Kholofelo Mashego grew up with a desire to see people not being defined by their past struggles. Her passion...

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Learning from Older and Wiser Versions of Themselves A Scholars’ Development Camp was held from the 1st to the 4th of April this year. Both the Grade...


The End of A Decade and The End of An Era – Bidding our Chairman Farewell It is with some sadness and almost disbelief that we come to the end of an era with our...


Diary of an Admitted Fellow – The 2016 Admission to the Association of Allan Gray Fellows Packed like a sardine on a Mango aeroplane, I awaited take off with a childlike excitement for the Association...


More Than Just A Weekend Away What happens when you take a couple of 20-year-olds in their second year of university to Hermanus and ask...

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