The Vodacom Foundation is the Corporate Social Investment (CSI) arm of Vodacom South Africa.

The Foundation utilizes a portion of Vodacom South Africa’s profit to empower society, using its core capabilities in technological innovations.

Launched in 1999, the Vodacom Foundation (the Foundation), has been contributing to the societal development by promoting education, health as well as safety, and security initiatives. To drive sustainable development in South Africa, the Foundation has partnered with reputable organisations to grant over R1 billion towards various programmes that have transformed ordinary people’s lives.

Vodacom believes that digital technologies can address some of the country’s most pressing humanitarian challenges and our responsibility is to utilise our technological resources and prowess to mobilise social change to improve people’s lives today, build a better tomorrow and enable sustained positive social outcomes.

Evolution of Vodacom Foundation

The Foundation has evolved from being a charitable entity to being a developmental and strategic entity that drives socio-economic transformation. The Foundation is also taking lead providing ICT support in Corporate Social Investment (CSI) provisioning to communities, schools, government, and organisations.

We utilize our innovative mobile technology to enable social change largely focusing on Education and Gender Empowerment.


Guided by the National Development Plan and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Foundation is positioning Vodacom as a purpose led organisation that supports government socio-economic transformation programs.

Our positive evolution is evident in the consecutive three-year rating as the top CSI Company voted by other corporates.


Vodacom Programme Strategic Objectives

The Foundation leverages from the organisation’s existing technological innovations to provide digital solutions that address societal challenges.

The activities fall within the Purpose-led “Inclusion for all” pillar, ensuring we continue “Connecting for Good”.

In addition, the COVID-19 global pandemic has proven the need for programmes to be aligned to ICT and this has enabled the Foundation to realise the meaningful transformation.

Our focus areas define the Foundation’s strategic intent to bridge digital divide in communities.

The Foundation’s Education Ecosystem

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