Founding Members

The National Foundations Dialogue Initiative (NFDI) members are the Chief Albert Luthuli, FW de Klerk, Jakes Gerwel, Thabo Mbeki, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, Helen Suzman, Desmond and Leah Tutu and the Umlambo Foundations. These Foundations bear the names of illustrious South Africans, past and present, who have dedicated their lives to the achievement of freedom and democracy in our Motherland.

Umlambo Foundation
Umlambo Foundation is a non-profit organization that contributes to the national effort of improving the quality of education in South...
Thabo Mbeki Foundation
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...
Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Trust
In taking Sobukwe’s legacy forward, the Robert Sobukwe Trust aims to encourage youth to follow in the footsteps of Sobukwe and to strive for the...
Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation
Life is but given to those who continue to win it back through struggle
Jakes Gerwel Foundation
Professor Jakes Gerwel was a South African academic and anti-apartheid activist.
Helen Suzman Foundation
The Helen Suzman Foundation was founded in 1993 to honour the life work of Helen Suzman.
FW de Klerk Foundation
The FW de Klerk Foundation was established in 1999 to promote the causes for which FW de Klerk had worked during his presidency.
Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation
The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, established in Cape Town, South Africa, harnesses, consolidates, preserves and propagates the values...
Chief Albert Luthuli Foundation
Luthuli Foundation is a home for Luthuli’s memories and his life.