Makazole Mapimpi Foundation

Makazole Mapimpi at the MBSA East London Plant for the Foundation partnership announcement. Image: MBSA

Makazole Mapimpi Foundation gives back to the community

The Makazole Mapimpi Foundation has united with Mercedes-Benz South Africa to give back in the Eastern Cape …

Makazole Mapimpi Foundation

Makazole Mapimpi at the MBSA East London Plant for the Foundation partnership announcement. Image: MBSA

The Springbok winger may be uncertain over a starting position in the 2024 Bok squad, but through his Makazole Mapimpi Foundation, he’s doing great things off the pitch. Announced this week, the Makazole Mapimpi Foundation is giving back to the community in the Eastern Cape with the help of Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA).

Together, both organisations announced a strategic partnership to realise community development in the Eastern Cape. Like its founder, the Makazole Mapimpi Foundation hopes to positively impact lives in the provinces through sport, music, culture, education and development.


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MBSA CEO and Excecutive Director for Manufacturing, Andreas Brand, with Makazole Mapimpi at the MMF partnership announcement this week. Image: MBSA

The release states the Makazole Mapimpi Foundation is, “Dedicated to fostering inclusive community by championing youth development in various fields. With a steadfast commitment to nurturing talent, the foundation hopes to cultivate a generation that succeed against adversity.”

Furthermore, beyond recreational pursuits, the Makazole Mapimpi Foundation will stand as a beacon against gender-based violence (GBV). Likewise, it stands against domestic and sexual abuse, and all other forms of mistreatment. The foundation advocates a safer and more equitable society for everyone.


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MBSA welcomes the Makazole Mapimpi Foundation as a Community and Social Responsibility (CSR) partner. Image: MBSA

“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,” said Mapimpi.

Moreover, a partnership between the Makazole Mapimpi Foundation and MBSA is a natural alignment not just because of the geography of MBSA’s East London plant. Both have shared values and visions, focusing on harnessing the potential and power of youth to shape the future. Better still, the foundation will begin its initiatives in the Eastern Cape, with a view to expand into other parts of South Africa.

“We see immense value in supporting the dreams and aspirations of young South Africans. Through this MMF collaboration, we hope to provide resources to the youth for future success,” said MBSA’s Abey Kgotle. Both organisations will leverage their respective strengths to empower local youth to reach their full potential. And, together, they hope to continue to drive positive change across South Africa.


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