Stan and Daphne Nkosi Foundation

Our Roots


Our roots


Born in Apartheid South Africa, Stanley and Daphne Nkosi, witnessed the harrowing conditions that black South Africans had to endure, this awakened a passion for political and social activism in them. Their natural leadership qualities and values steered them to join the fight against this unjust system.

Their passion for empowerment, equality, moral regeneration, preservation of human dignity, economic transformation and  tangible change  of the quality of life; propelled the Nkosi’s to seek out platforms with which they can deliver long lasting social change for all South Africans. Their dedication led them to create a foundation with a vision, mission and guiding principles that would ensure that any undertakings by the foundation would benefit the people it is created to help.

The Stanley and Daphne Nkosi Foundation is well placed to continue the legacy of social transformation for South Africans, as envisioned by our founder, Mrs Daphne Mashile-Nkosi and her inspirational husband, the late Mr Stanley Nkosi, for many generations to come.

stanley copy

Our Foundation


The Stanley and Daphne Nkosi Foundation is a non-profit organisation under the guidance of Mrs Daphne Mashile-Nkosi and family.

The Foundation believes that free women and men are genuinely self-governing, personally responsible human beings who are able to run their daily affairs with guidance and motivation.

The drive of changing people’s lives to help craft an independent human being is what motivates the foundations initiatives.


Our Promise


“I grew up with the belief in law and justice. I qualified myself to work within the framework of the law. Unfortunately the fine words and sentiments about justice did not coincide with reality.”- Stanley Nkosi

The above mentioned projects fall under the curatorship of the Stanley and Daphne Nkosi Foundation and its objectives, mission and vision.

  • New projects undertaken by the foundation, have a dedicated team who are able to vet, approve and initiate.
  • Constant feedback and evaluation is possible, through this dedicated foundation platform




The objectives of the Stanley and Daphne Nkosi Foundation are to create initiatives that help mitigate the challenges faced by South Africans today. The initiatives are categorised by the following:








These Initiatives are aimed at empowering individuals, and in turn to integrate these newly emancipated individuals into their family structures and create a culture of self-governance and independence thereby creating self-sufficient communities.


Vision and Mission



To instil lasting legacy of self worth, empowerment and good moral values, in a meaningful and measurable manner within families and communities through the empowerment of individuals to realise their full potential.


Empowering the lives of ordinary South Africans by investing in initiatives that focus on key factors producing emancipated South Africans, which in turn promote development and preservation of an African heritage, culture and moral value system.