The Makazole Mapimpi Foundation and Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) proudly announce a strategic partnership which will realise community development through impactful initiatives in the areas of sport for development, education, and community upliftment in the Eastern Cape.

The Makazole Mapimpi Foundation is dedicated to fostering a vibrant and inclusive community by championing youth development through their active participation and development in sports, music, and cultural activities. With a steadfast commitment to nurturing talents and providing platforms for expression, the foundation aims to cultivate a generation that thrives through diverse forms of engagement. Beyond recreational pursuits, the foundation stands as a beacon against the shadows of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and other forms of mistreatment, advocating for a safer and more equitable society for all.

“We are thrilled to partner with Mercedes-Benz South Africa in our mission to empower the youth and build stronger communities. Together, we will harness the power of collaboration to drive meaningful change and create opportunities for the next generation.”

Makazole Mapimpi, President, Makazole Mapimpi Foundation

The partnership between the Makazole Mapimpi Foundation and MBSA is a natural alignment of shared values and visions, with both organisations focused on harnessing the potential and power of youth and understand their respective influence in shaping their future. The Foundation will begin its initiatives in the Eastern Cape, with a view to expand its initiatives and impact in other parts of South Africa.

“This partnership is more than just a corporate initiative; it is a heartfelt endeavour to uplift and empower the youth and communities we operate in. We see immense value in supporting the dreams and aspirations of our young people and through the collaboration, we hope to provide the resources and opportunities needed for success. Our journey with the Foundation is a testament to our unwavering commitment to social responsibility and making a real difference where it matters most.”

Abey Kgotle, MBSA Executive Director: Human Resources & Corporate Affairs

Through this partnership, the organisations will leverage their respective strengths to deliver sustainable solutions and empower youth to reach their full potential. Together, they will continue to champion the values of inclusion, empowerment, and community engagement, driving positive change across South Africa and beyond.