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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Unafraid of Failing   What would South Africa look like if its youth took a leaf from the book of Sabelwa Matikinca? They would be a force to be reckoned with. They would be relentless. They would be dissatisfied with mediocrity and strive for excellence. They would be unafraid of momentary suffering and unafraid of failing. These are […]


“Turn on the hustle” and leave a legacy At the opening of the 2016 Youth Month, Minister Jeff Radebe reminisced and celebrated the heroes of ’76. Along with quoting the likes of Moses Kotane, Solomon Mahlangu and Franz Fanon, who encouraged young people to “discover their mission” and either “fulfil it or betray it”, he spoke about the Youth Month Programme that has […]

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Youth Month Series: Mbali Sikakana – Going Her Own Way The Foundation’s journey to impact starts at a young age. We invest in young people that show the potential...


(Re-)Designing for Impact What elements of design shape our lives? Design is often seen as the mere beautification of the world, but...

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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...

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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...

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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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