Vodafone, one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies by revenue, is the majority shareholder in Vodacom. Through a unique network of 27 local foundations and social investment programmes, Vodafone invests in the communities in which it operates.

The Vodacom Foundation is South Africa’s foundation. It is committed to making a real and lasting difference in as many people’s lives as possible. We believe that by connecting people we can improve lives. ‘Connecting’ does not simply mean bringing people digital connectivity, it also means bringing people together to maximise impact.

As one of the country’s biggest ICT companies, Vodacom has privileged access to networks, technology, customers and employees. We are in a position to partner with other organisations, and together develop projects that are impactful, sustainable and scalable.

We also believe that large organisations, like Vodacom, have an important role to play in assisting Government reduce poverty and inequality and address issues of national importance. We are currently working with the relevant government departments, and partners from the private sector, to make an impact in three key areas: Health; Education; and Safety and Security.



Vodacom funds Beneficiary Partners in the areas of health; education; safety and security; and orphans and vulnerable children. These are Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) that apply and work within the focus areas, and who are deemed to share Vodacom’s values.

Vodacom offers 110 bursaries per year within the fields of science and technology to successful candidates.

Vodacom gives employees two days paid leave every year to volunteer resources, time and skills. Vodacom matches funds raised by employees.

Vodacom pays skilled and experienced professionals to devote a year of their lives to a non-profit organisation (NPO), at no cost to the NPO or the volunteer.

Vodacom’s mobile technology provides fast and simple SMS platforms for our customers to help raise funds for important causes.

The Vodacom Foundation gives small donations, to individuals and communities, for life-changing causes.