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As one of the 27 Vodafone Foundations around the world, the Vodacom Foundation is dedicated to help make a positive impact in the quality of lives enjoyed by disadvantaged South Africans. With a vision that is aimed at changing lives, keeping you connected, and creating new possibilities, we believe our technology can be used
for the benefit of humanity, to help solve social problems.


Since 1999, we’ve dedicated ourselves to building solid
relationships with respected Non-Profit Organisations, who’ve helped us invest more than R600 million into a wide range of worthy community causes. We are proud to say that without our customers, we would not have managed to support these causes to such an extent.

We’re also determined to bring about lasting changes in the Health and Education sectors, by developing innovative Information Communication Technology (ICT) programmes and mobile innovations to fast track change. Together with our corporate
partners and other Non-Profit Organisations that share our values, we’re committed to discovering more innovative and dynamic programmes, hoping to reach the people who need our support the most.

At the heart of Vodacom is the belief that Information and Mobile Communication Technology makes social change possible. We support projects that provide technology solutions in the education and health sectors, helping meet South Africa’s needs. Mobile technology has transformed the classroom of the 21st century by opening up new vistas and possibilities for learners and teachers.

Vodacom Foundation news

DBE Vodacom partnership yields positive results for education

Vodacom325 April 2018 - Vodacom Group’s executive leadership appeared before the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education to provide an update on the collaborative work delivered by Vodacom and the DBE. The Mobile Education Programme, which uses mobile technology to enhance the education system to help learners break the cycle of poverty and get ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is already yielding positive results.


Free internet access at South African universities

Vodacom329 September 2017 - Having previously zero rated the charge to key basic education sites and career portals, Vodacom has now taken a decision to zero rate services to universities for students and staff who are Vodacom subscribers. This in a bid to help address cost challenges associated with access to education content and remote learning for institutions of higher learning. 


Virtual teaching is a reality in the Eastern Cape

Vodacom36 September 2017 - Vodacom and the Eastern Cape Department of Education have taken the digitalisation of education in the province a step further through the launch of the ‘Virtual Teacher’ platform in East London which allows an individual teacher or lecturer to deliver lessons in real-time to multiple remote classrooms or locations simultaneously. 


Celebrating the 2016 top performing matriculants

Vodacom3Wednesday, 4 January 2017 - The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga together with her Deputy Minister, Enver Surty, today, congratulated the 2016 Top Matric Achievers at the Ministerial Breakfast hosted by the Vodacom Foundation.



Youth ICT Skills graduates pay it forward

Vodacom36 October 2016 - The Youth ICT Skills Academy addresses skills shortages and job creation within the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. Many of the Academy’s trainees and graduates employ their newly learned skills to assist schools in their area with IT support and training teachers and learners. Mogomotsi Ditefo wrote down his experience at one such school visit.


Vodacom Bulls pack down for knowledge

Superugby12 August 2016 - All thanks to Vodacom and the Vodacom Blue Bulls now community members who reside in and around the Sunnyside Teacher Centre in Tshwane will have free Internet access to an e-library.



Apply now for the Vodacom Bursary Programme 2017!

ad 2014 David King Bursary 300x2001 March 2015 - Vodacom is committed to addressing the ICT skills shortage in South Africa. To address this need, we provide fifty students with bursaries annually to study in fields in which there are skills shortages. Top-achieving students from disadvantaged communities are chosen to study in the ICT and engineering sectors.


Tablets for principals

Vodacom logo30 June 2016 - Vodacom and the Gauteng Department of Education use the latest mobile technology to address education challenges by rolling out a revamped, feature rich app to better assist school principals in improving school management in the province.


Tries for Books

Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 9.53.25 AM23 February 2016 – This year’s Vodacom Super Rugby will not only offer more teams, more games and more tries but also more books and knowledge. For every try scored by a South African team Vodacom will donate R7 000 towards setting up e-libraries and donating books to schools in communities that need it most.


Ministerial Breakfast for the Class of 2015 Top Achievers

matte-master-graduation-cap5 January 2016 - At the Ministerial Breakfast hosted at Vodaworld this morning the Minister of Basic Education thanked the parents and the Top Achievers of the ‪#‎ClassOf2015‬ for being the children that they are. She said that these Top Achievers have excelled amongst the biggest number of learners writing matric ever.


Claiming their space in the knowledge economy

Graduation cap21 October 2015 - On Wednesday 14 October, 72 youth from Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga received their Vodacom ICT Youth Academy certificates at a festive graduation ceremony that took place at Vodaworld in Midrand. Over the next few weeks similar ceremonies will be hosted in the other six provinces.


SA rugby players get teachers on the scoreboard

Vodacom logo20 July 2015 - Players of the South African SupeRugby teams have visited Vodacom Teacher Centres to see first hand how their try scoring abilities boost education in South Africa.


Launch of e-Libraries programme

Huawei logo7 July 2015 - In order to help advance literacy development, one of the most critical elements in the country’s education value chain, Vodacom, Huawei together with the Department of Basic Education and the Nelson Mandela Foundation launched their e-Libraries programme today.


Vodacom scores push over try for R1 million

Vodacom logo29 June 2015 - While the South African rugby teams fell just short, Vodacom scored a pushover try in injury time to increase the Tries for Teachers contribution in this year’s Vodacom SupeRugby tournament to a whopping R1 million.


Tries for Teachers

Vodacom logo28 May 2015 –South African rugby franchises have already contributed R685 000 toward teacher training in the 2015 Vodacom SuperRugby competition by doing what they do best, scoring tries. Vodacom donates R5 000 per try toward teacher training in the Tries for Teachers campaign.


Citizen Feedback Xenophobia

Thumbnail23 April 2015 - The City of Joburg and mobile network provider Vodacom have set up an emergency operations service and centre that the public can use to report xenophobia related incidents via mobile phone and get an immediate response from the city.


Apply now! Vodacom Bursary Scheme 2016

ad 2014 David King Bursary 300x2001 March 2015 - Vodacom is committed to addressing the ICT skills shortage in South Africa. To address this need, we provide fifty students with bursaries annually to study in fields in which there are skills shortages. Top-achieving students from disadvantaged communities are chosen to study in the ICT and engineering sectors.


Public private partnership builds school of excellence

HX1F338321 February 2015 - The Minister of Basic Education officially handed over the Acorns to Oaks High School of Excellence, which was built by a public private partnership between the Department, the Buffelshoek Trust and Vodacom. The state of the art school will accommodate 900 learners and focus on excellence in maths and science.


Meet the 2014 Matric Top Achievers!

Angie and Matric Result crop14 January 2015 – First at a special breakfast hosted at Vodaworld and later during the live broadcast of the 2014 Matric Results, the 23 Top Achievers celebrated their outstanding results with the Minister and Deputy Minister of Basic Education. The 2014 cohort is the first to have written the CAPS curriculum exams.


Vodacom empowers learners with free education content

Screen Shot 2015-01-12 at 12.44.40 PM12 January 2014 - On 5 January Vodacom launched its education portal called Vodacom e-school. It will serve as a learning platform with Internet access to education content for all grades 10-12 high school South African learners.


Youth IT Skills partnership launched

IDT7 November 2014 - In a bid to help address skills development and job creation within the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, Vodacom together with its partners Independent Development Trust (IDT) and Cisco has embarked on a drive to help empower unemployed youth with ICT skills training.


Graduation inspiration!

keep-calm-we-in-matric-201423 October 2014 – Graduates from the Vodacom Discover programme will inspire #Matrics2014 by sharing their personal experiences. The Vodacom Discover programme is a 2-year programme for candidates with qualifying degrees to learn more about the telecommunications industry.


Graduation celebrations

Graduation thumbnail2 September 2014 - With a tour of graduation and induction ceremonies across the country, the second year of the Youth Skills Academy is officially being kicked off. The ceremonies are hosted in the Vodacom Teacher Centres.


Mobile Education Webinars

Maths Science Logo21 July 2014 - The Department of Basic Education in partnership with Vodacom is proud to announce the Mobile Education Webinars, a series of online teacher development seminars for Grade 10-12 Maths and Science teachers. Twice a week Mindset will focus on providing practical and pedagogical support.


Entries open for 2nd year of Youth Skills Development Programme

youth development thumbnail1 July 2014 - Vodacom and partners are happy to announce 135 young people will be recruited to participate in this year's Youth Skills Development Programme. This Programme stimulates skills development, entrepreneurship and job creation within the local ICT sector. 


Transforming teaching in Kimberley

 K6G017724 April 2014 - Vodacom, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education and the Department of Communications unveiled one of its 31 new information and technology (ICT) teacher centres in Kimberley on Wednesday.


Mobile ICT resources for budding winemakers

pinotage 317 April 2014 - In an attempt to help tackle skills development and job creation, Vodacom has embarked on an initiative to help empower the Western Cape Winelands youth with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) resources.


Mobile Education in motion

Vodacom-SA3 April 2014 - Two short films showcase the impact of the Mobile Education Programme on teachers, learners and the wider community. The Programme was developed to help the Department of Basic Education meet its goal of exposing learners to ICT and to give teachers access to quality teaching resources. 


Change the world in 2014

IMG 20140122 171653 thumbnail crop25 February 2014 - The recruitment drive for the 2014/2015 Change the World volunteers has begun. Change the World runs since 2011 and provides individuals with the opportunity to volunteer their time and skills at a Non Profit Organisation. Interested individuals are invited to send in their applications before 31 March 2014.


High marks for first group of Cisco IT Essentials students

Cape Winelands examinations10 February 2014 - The first group of youth participating in the Cisco IT Essentials course at the Worcester centre graduated with high marks. After having completed the course in half the time, the graduates are now certified Level 1 IT technicians.


Top learners awarded

DSC 2938 L S Shezi thumb22 January 2014 – The top learners of 2013 received Vodacom Foundation awards including tables and internet connectivity. 2013 saw an increase in the overall matric pass rate but the mathematics and science results are still too low. Going forward the DBE will continue the investment in teacher development, also using ICT.


eAccess to literature nationwide

map7 November 2013 - Vodacom and Read A Book SA have launched an e-reader programme, which uses information and communication technology (ICT) to advance and encourage a culture of reading in South Africa. Tablets with an e-reader application installed will be freely available for use at the nine Vodacom ICT Resource Centres.


Youth skills development instructors pay it forward

youth development thumbnail16 October 2013 - In a number of ICT Resource Centres around the country the youth instructors from the Youth Skills Development Programme are taking their knowledge forward and have begun providing instruction in high-end computer skills to local youth.


Youth instructors on skills course

training-thumbnail18 September 2013 – Youth instructors from the nine Vodacom ICT Resource Centres are taking part in a skills training course with the aim of equipping them to upskill other youth.

Vodacom's nationwide contribution to education

map-thumb28 August 2013 - Vodacom partner Mindset has created an overview Google Map of all schools and resource centres across South Africa that are beneficiaries of the Vodacom Foundation’s innovative ICT for education interventions under the Mobile Education programme and Vodacom Millionaires.

Thba Nchu centre officially opened

Free state_MEC2 July 2013 - Vodacom, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, unveiled its ninth information and communication technology (ICT) resource centre in Thaba Nchu, Free State today. The programme is set to transform teaching and learning in the classroom through the use of technology.

Foundation CSI head profiled in Sunday World

Mthobeli-thumb18 June 2013 – On Sunday 16 June Mthobeli Tengimfene, executive head of CSI projects at the Vodacom Foundation – one of the driving forces behind the Mobile Education Programme and the Vodacom Digital Classroom – was profiled in the Sunday World newspaper. We republish the article here.

Mobile Education in the Daily Sun

daily-sun-thumb24 May 2013 – On Thursday the Vodacom Mobile Education Programme and Digital Classroom website were featured in an article in the Daily Sun, South Africa’s most widely read newspaper, which covered the opening of the Vhembe ICT Resource Centre in Limpopo. Read the article here.

Vodacom Millionaires gets KZN school connected

vodacom thumb9 April 2013 - Local telecoms operator Vodacom has donated a fully equipped computer centre and internet access to learners from Wingen Heights Secondary School in Shallcross, KwaZulu Natal. The school is well-known for its excellent matric pass rate.

Vodacom, Cisco and MICT Seta team up

computer room thumbnail5 April 2013 - Vodacom through its Mobile Education programme in partnership with Cisco and MICT-Seta kicked-off a youth development project at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. The partnership aims to train unemployed youth in ICT skills and to further develop them into ICT entrepreneurs.

Vodacom boosts tech students with bursaries


vodacom thumb6 February 2013 - Vodacom has boosted technology students with bursaries totalling R9.2 million to pursue undergraduate degrees at tertiary institutions for 2013.

Vodacom gets Eastern Cape school online

Vodacom-Eastern-Cape thumb5 February 2013 - Vodacom together with the Department of Communications today handed over a mobile computer centre and free data to the previously disadvantaged Jonguhlanga Secondary School in Mthatha.