The vision of the Thabo Mbeki Foundation is to be a catalyst for the achievement of an African Renaissance. It seeks to mobilise Africa’s progressive forces, support platforms for dialogue and reflection and to promote efforts for Africa’s political, social, economic and cultural development


To be the catalyst for the achievement of an African Renaissance.

History of the Foundation

The Foundation was established in 2008 as non-profit organisation by its Patron, Mr Thabo Mbeki, upon his retirement as president of the Republic of South Africa. The central mission of the Foundation is to enable us to continue the work to contribute whatever we can to the vitally important objective of promoting the achievement of Africa’s renaissance. This was given rise by the Patron’s determination for South Africa to develop direct association with the rest of the African continent. The country shared a common struggle for liberation from colonialism with other African countries, so it was prudent for it to be at one with them and respond practically in the liberation and development challenges of the African continent.


H.E. Mr Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki

The Thabo Mbeki Foundation is a registered trust overseen by a board of trustees chaired by former chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission, Dr Brigalia Bam. The Board of Trustees is composed of distinguished individuals from a variety of backgrounds. listed below:

Dr Hlophe Brigalia Bam

Ms Angela Thoko Didiza

Advocate Mojankunyane Gumbi

Professor Chabani Noel Manganyi

Dr Thabane Vincent Maphai

Ms Zanele Mbeki

Mr JJ Njeke

Mr Aziz Pahad

Dr Tomatoe Gloria Serobe

Advisory Council

Ambassador Lindiwe Mabuza

Minister Tito Mboweni

Professor Willie Esterhuizen

Professor Chris Landsberg

Mr Reuel Khoza

Mr Sam Ramsamy

Mr Mzi Khumalo

Ms Koosum Kalyan

Ms Sheila Sisulu