About…

About the mission of the Joe Slovo Foundation

The Joe Slovo Foundation is a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO# 930055404) & Non-Profit Company (NPO# 170-380) registered in South Africa with a UK satellite office.

Inspired by Joe Slovo’s legacy, the mission of the Joe Slovo Foundation serves to empower impoverished Africans . Utilising a ‘Sustainable Livelihoods Approach’  the organisation’s focus is on the entitlement of Human Rights as per Joe’s good friend Nelson Mandela and on building resilient communities.

Hence you will notice our campaigns and programmes are sustained and focus on the promotion of Human Rights especially Women’s Rights whilst a number of our projects involve creating real long-term employment often using ‘green’ Technology.

The Joe Slovo Foundation 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 is part of the WhiteRibbon Campaign (which  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 Joe’s name in Africa and in the UK enables the Foundation to uniquely engage politicians, business, civil society and Trade Unions in a manner others find difficult and so successfully drive out initiatives. projects.