Thuto Trust works with the highest calibre of associate organisations in their respective fields. Our associates include:
The Trust focuses on developing educators of the highest quality through reputable and recognised universities. Beneficiaries currently study through the University of Witwatersrand, University of Johannesburg, North West University and the University of South Africa.
Fedgroup is the appointed Trust administrator, performing administration, monitoring and evaluation of Trust activities.
Countless deserving, previously disadvantaged young people pursue the higher ideals of education through the Trust, to become South Africa’s future leaders and a solution to the basic education challenge.
Fund Managers, Consultants and Investments
Thuto Trust works with a diverse team of corporates - investments, a fund manager, and financial consultants to grow the Trust Endowment Fund through ongoing fundraising and investment activities. Thuto Empowerment (Pty) Ltd invests in Aluwani Capital Partners, Cambridge University Press, Rouvierre General Brands, Vodacom, Sasol and TransUnion Credit Bureau. The fund manager is Fedgroup, and the trust's financial consultant is Reabetswe Capital.
The above-mentioned team contributes significantly to the financial sustainability of the Trust. The various fund managers have contributed to the deployment of Thuto Trust funds and diversification of investments for the benefit of both the current cohort of students and prospective students.
Guaranteed return investments minimise exposure while ensuring continuity in terms of base funds. Private equity investments, chosen to minimise risk, provide growth and dividends, while also contributing toorporate Social Investment (CSI) funds as a donation towards teacher development.
Donors and Co-Funders
Our donors and co-funders who greatly contribute to the Thuto Trust cause include Cambridge University Press, Adcorp, Rand Mutual as well as the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) and the Department of Basic Education (DBE)*.
*Thuto Trust recently concluded a five-year tripartite agreement with the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) and the Department of Basic Education (DBE), to offer full bursaries to thirty-five eligible B.Ed. students, to participate in the Thuto Trust teacher development programme at Primary School level. The selected cohort of teacher trainees (twenty in 2021, and additional fifteen in 2022) will receive funding for tuition, books, and accommodation from the DBE through the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme.
RAMS Incorporated provides advice and solutions to Thuto Trust on legal compliance issues.
Audit and Compliance
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) auditors of Thuto Trust, on a pro bono basis.
Our thirteen partner achools host our internship programmes, providing exposure and training in best practice in teaching, mentoring and psychosocial support to our beneficiary students across eight private and five public schools. The private schools include: Roedean School, St John’s College, St Peters Prep School, Kyalami and Beaulieu Preparatory School, Beaulieu College, Streetlight Schools as well as Redhill College. The five public shools comprise: Makhoarane Primary School, Nkone Maruping Primary School, Palesa Primary School, Princess Primary School and Vezokuhle Primary School, all in Johannesburg West.