ABOUT US

The Kolisi Foundation was established in March 2020 although its origins evolved through the roots of the Founders, Siya and Rachel Kolisi, experience upon experience, since 1990.

The Kolisi Foundation encompasses Siya and Rachel Kolisi’s heart in one project. The Kolisi duo has a vision to change the narrative of inequality for people in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in South Africa by providing assistance and opportunities through partnerships.

Neither philanthropist was born with a silver spoon in their mouth, but with hearts of gold and a powerful vision to impact the lives of others. The Kolisi Foundation is the dining room of this powerhouse. It is the place from which they serve the community, with grace and generosity. It is providing a place of refuge for many who thought no one understand, and no one cares.

Proudly rooted in their home country of South Africa, they are truly agents of change. With hearts willing and ready to serve and a strong conviction: By remembering the one, “One by One” they will impact the nation.

SIYA KOLISI

Siya Kolisi comes from humble beginnings and is a hero to many – in 2018, he made history as the first black man to be appointed test captain of the South African Springboks in 127 years of the sport.  South Africa was unified in pride on 2 November, 2019 when Kolisi led his team to Rugby World Cup victory, returning South Africa to the top of the world rankings for the first time in 10 years. The nation was overcome with gratitude as the win united many South Africans during a tension-filled time in the country. Kolisi dedicated the World Cup victory to all South Africans saying “(We) can achieve anything when we work together as one”.

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RACHEL KOLISI

Rachel Kolisi was born in Mafikeng, and raised in Grahamstown, a small town in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. She attended from Victoria Girls’ High School and matriculated in 2008. Rachel is 2nd  eldest of 5 siblings and due to this she is never afraid of getting her hands dirty. Rachel has a tenacious spirit, while working 5 sometimes 6 jobs simultaneously in order to she put herself through a Events Management course at the Stellenbosch Hotel School. Her excellent work ethic afforded her the opportunity to work for a large marketing company for 5 years where she specialised in events management.

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SIYA KOLISI

Siya Kolisi comes from humble beginnings and is a hero to many – in 2018, he made history as the first black man to be appointed test captain of the South African Springboks in 127 years of the sport.  South Africa was unified in pride on 2 November, 2019 when Kolisi led his team to Rugby World Cup victory, returning South Africa to the top of the world rankings for the first time in 10 years. The nation was overcome with gratitude as the win united many South Africans during a tension-filled time in the country. Kolisi dedicated the World Cup victory to all South Africans saying “(We) can achieve anything when we work together as one”.

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RACHEL KOLISI

Rachel Kolisi was born in Mafikeng, and raised in Grahamstown, a small town in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. She attended from Victoria Girls’ High School and matriculated in 2008. Rachel is 2nd  eldest of 5 siblings and due to this she is never afraid of getting her hands dirty. Rachel has a tenacious spirit, while working 5 sometimes 6 jobs simultaneously in order to she put herself through a Events Management course at the Stellenbosch Hotel School. Her excellent work ethic afforded her the opportunity to work for a large marketing company for 5 years where she specialised in events management.

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OUR MISSION

We are dedicated to alleviating extreme poverty, bringing hope to individual hearts and providing opportunities to those with undiscovered talent.

  • By enriching the lives of a poverty-stricken nation
  • By addressing real issues By promoting equality
  • By awakening talent
  • By mentoring children to forge a new path
  • By satisfying basic physical needs
  • By mobilising funds towards organisations and their noble activities
  • By being transparent in all processings
  • By researching & developing foolproof approaches
  • By always believing there is hope for our nation
  • By extreme generosity

OUR MISSION

We are dedicated to alleviating extreme poverty, bringing hope to individual hearts and providing opportunities to those with undiscovered talent.

  • By enriching the lives of a poverty-stricken nation
  • By addressing real issues By promoting equality
  • By awakening talent
  • By mentoring children to forge a new path
  • By satisfying basic physical needs
  • By mobilising funds towards organisations and their noble activities
  • By being transparent in all processings
  • By researching & developing foolproof approaches
  • By always believing there is hope for our nation
  • By extreme generosity