The Joe Slovo Foundation is a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO# 930055404) and Non-Profit Company (NPO# 170-380) registered in South Africa with a UK satellite office. Inspired by Joe Slovo’s legacy, the Foundation mission serves to empower least developed and impoverished African regions. Utilising a ‘Sustainable Livelihoods Approach’ the organisation’s focus is on building resilient communities and on the entitlement of Human Rights as per Joe’s good friend Nelson Mandela. – Hence you will notice that a lot of our campaigns are about the promotion of Human Rights in Africa and a lot of our projects are about creating real jobs often using ‘green’ Technology
The Joe Slovo Foundation also formed part of the UN-OCHA World Humanitarian Summit Consultation Process and is actively engaged in supporting both the Outcomes of the Summit and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in Africa.
Established in 2011 the Joe Slovo Foundation also subscribes to the 100RC Network, seeking to adapt their knowledge and experience to the African Continent.
At Slovo’s funeral Nelson Mandela described Joe as a ‘Great African Hero’ – the good will and reputation attached to his name in Africa enables the Foundation to uniquely engage politicians, business and civil society in a manner others cannot and so successfully drive out projects.