Stan and Daphne Nkosi Foundation



Through our Women’s Initiatives, our foundation works to empower South African women with the view for emancipation and self-actualisation.

These initiatives include mentorship and coaching as well as breakfast sessions that act as both work-shop and networking sessions. We believe in creating initiatives that encompass health, finance and investment, spiritual as well as moral and cultural and value systems.

Celebration of Success is a an event and initiative championed by Irene Charnley, honouring successful business women in South Africa. Recognition is an important part of progress and this initiative has been recognised by the foundation.


We believe that men have a critical role to play in cultivating a value system and a drive that best positions them in the family and community structures.

Partnering with Humanity at Last Life Skills (HALLS), the foundation is are being equipped to re-enter society and make valuable contributions.

The Annual Stanley Nkosi Memorial Golf Day is an initiative aimed at sharing knowledge, networking, fund raising and celebrating life this as golf was one of Stanley’s passions.

We will continuously identify and support initiatives and platforms that align with our objectives.


Our youth initiatives are some of our most treasured tasks. Learnerships, mentoring and entrepreneurship development are our foremost programmes for the youth.

The foundation has identified the importance of nurturing talent and is currently mentoring and coaching three South African Gospel artists; Lundi Tyamara, Fikile Mlomo and Kgosi Lebitsa providing them with mentorship on business and investment in themselves, values and spiritual counselling. We are currently building a programme to take a message of hope to schools around South Africa in song. Identifying promising youths that have overcome all odds and partnering with them to reach their goals. Learners who excel academically are supported through our bursary and internship programmes. Enterprise Development Initiatives, supported by the foundation are bearing fruit in the Northern Cape as it is equipping 10 entrepreneurs with financial, business and managerial skills to ensure that their businesses are sustainable. This is being done in partnership with the Department of Mineral Resources and Kalagadi Manganese.


Our family initiatives aim to build culture through the family structures and positive customs that will result in a progressive heritage.

We recognise that there are no platforms and initiatives that can guide families on integration with the application of values and cultural systems with the African value systems structure is the blue print. The foundation’s family initiatives are most motivated to build positive customs that will result in a progressive heritage and culture, through the family structure.


We are committed to enhancing the quality of life and fostering an environment of empowerment in communities in South Africa.

The Northern Cape Province, has been the first province that the foundation has targeted. In the Northern Cape the following initiatives have been undertaken.

Tswelopele Pre-Primary School – The foundation, Kalagadi Manganese and its partners, built new classrooms and ablution facilities for the young ones, as well as furniture and learning tools to facilitate an environment that encourages learning and is safe for their charges Makgologwe Junior Secondary School – Along with Kalagadi Manganese to donate laptops as well as building upgrades. The school had fallen into disrepair and the fence and classrooms needed refurbishment. Along with the hardware, we brought motivating factors to encourage the learners further. To commemorate the month of Stanley’s passing, the foundation launched the housing initiative by donating eight (8) houses in four villages, to the most distressed families in the area. Aware of the socio-economic implications of HIV and AIDS in South Africa, the foundation is currently researching and evaluating initiatives to educate and provide aid to people affected.

The foundation participates in community outreach programmes including public lectures and workshops that seek to motivate and share knowledge. Initiatives that celebrate life and heritage are important and supported by the foundation, one such initiative is the bi-annual Heritage Green Concert in Bothlaros in the Northern Cape.

Zakithi Nkosi Clinical Haematology Centre of Excellence

The Foundation in partnership with Exxaro, Traxys and Murray Roberts, successfully completed phase one of the Haematology Clinic at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (BARA) with specific focus on servicing patients who suffer from HLH and other critical blood disorders.

Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital is reputable and carries deep significant history in the medical sphere of South Africa. It is the largest hospital in Africa and third largest hospital in the world. The hospital offers adequate medical assistance for Southern African countries (SADC)

The Zakithi Nkosi Paediatric Haematology and Oncology Clinic

Through further engagements with health professionals and specialists the Foundation saw the need to build a phase 2, known as the Zakithi Nkosi Paediatric Haematology and Oncology Clinic that treats children from neighbouring communities such as Limpopo, North West and nearby countries.

Phase 3 & 4 (Zakithi Nkosi Precent)

The phase 3 and 4 of the health project looks at extending phase 1 and 2 by adding an Adolescents Health Ward and a Research Centre/Library for professionals and specialists to do ongoing research on childhood cancer and blood disorders

Social Justice Projects

Through our Women’s project, our foundation works to empower South African women with the view for emancipation and self-actualisation.

Our Women's Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business. Empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors is essential to build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability, and improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities. This is done in partnership with Women of South Africa (WOSA).

Community & Safety Projects

The Foundation donates vehicles to the Sandton Police Station which works hand in hand with the Alexandra Police Station to increase its visibility around the community and ensure citizens safety are a priority.

School Donation Projects

The Foundation donates infrastructure to underprivileged schools

The Foundation has built a library and donated books to encourage and instil a culture of reading for the water park children

Educational Bursaries Projects

Zakithi Nkosi was a matriculant at a private girls’ school named The Wykeham Collegiate (School) situated in Clarendon, Pietermaritzburg Kwazulu-Natal.

The Foundation is passionate about the future of the youth and to this end participates in the lives of the youth through Education. The Foundation has built a partnership with The Wykeham Collegiate for girls by funding various tertiary students in different universities. Mrs Daphne Mashile-Nkosi and the foundation have set aside R5 million rand to sponsor the three underprivileged leaners for the next five years to study at the School.

Housing Projects

The lack of housing in South Africa is a well-documented challenge, The housing backlog reportedly stands at 2.3 Million and is rapidly growing each year.

Neither the public nor the formal private sector appears to be able to close this gap, however the foundation in trying to resolve this issue has built houses and handed over title deeds to previously disadvantaged and vulnerable South Africans.

Stan Nkosi Memorial Lecture

The Stan Nkosi Memorial Lecture Series invites prominent people to drive debate on significant social issues.

The lecture series is an important event on the Foundation's calendar, and encourages people to enter into dialogue – often about difficult subjects – in order to address the challenges, we face today.


The #VukaBaraVuka is a campaign that seeks to turn the fate of Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (BARA) around and restore the hospital to its former glory. The Campaign will lobby the private and public sector as well as the community of Soweto to contribute to the vision of making the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (BARA) a reputable and world-renowned facility. The Campaign holds the mammoth task of encouraging a self-help spirit amongst South African citizens & others.

Current #VukaBaraVuka Project
• Trauma Ward (To date we have received R5,5 Million Rand)
• R5million rand – Donation from Rural Movement of Rural Women
• R500K – Donation from an Individual