Founders




Our Founders



BusiM Foundation would like to sincerely thank our Founders for their contribution and professional services.

BUSISIWE MDLETSHE

BusiM Foundation Founder

“BusiM Foundation initiative was motivated by what I observed in my community of Engonyameni near Umlazi in Durban. High schools strive towards getting excellent results, but very few make it to tertiary level subsequently. It is initiatives like this, I believe, that would support the Department of Education in ensuring that once the target pass rate is achieved, pupils continue working hard to pursue their dreams at tertiary levels. It is no doubt that matric alone is not sufficient for one’s descent future. It is through education that we can uplift our community and consequently, the country. Our goal is to hold Career Week events every year where we invite different experts; professionals etc. from different institutions to advise learners on career choices. During the Career Week we encourage learners to work hard for a better tomorrow.

At BusiM Foundation we believe that:

  • Education Contributes to Improving Child Survival and Maternal Health
  • Education Helps Reduce Hunger
  • Education Contributes to the Fight against HIV/AIDS
  • Education Helps Fight Poverty & Spur Economic Growth
  • Education Provides a Foundation for Peace Building

  • Currently BusiM Foundation has partnered with the following organisations that send their experts to address the learners:

  • Bowman Gilfillan
  • BTMT
  • South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
  • Tongaat- Hulett
  • University of KwaZulu Natal – Medical School
  • University of KwaZulu Natal – School of Education
  • Mangosuthu University of Technology – School of Accountancy
  • Naidu Consulting Civil Engineers
  • Coca-Cola

  • I would like to personally thank Mrs Sanelisiwe Dlamini for accepting the appointment at BusiM Foundation as she is the great asset in ensuring community development. I further thank Engonyameni Headman – Mr. M.A. Nombela and The Principal of Mhawu High School - Mr. M.Mbhele and his colleagues; Menzi High School Teachers; Zola Ndlovu; Palesa Hlophe; Ntokozo Bhengu; Bonginkosi Zwane; Thandazile Nombela; and all the sponsors; family and friends; who all had faith in me and participated in ensuring the great success of the launch of BusiM Foundation on 16 April 2015. Last but not least, I thank my dear husband, Mr. Bonga Mdletshe, for his consistent valuable support”.

    “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world”. Nelson Mandela.





    SANELISIWE DLAMINI

    BusiM Foundation General Secretary & Cofounder

    Throughout my life, I have taught myself to appreciate the fact that- “impossible” -is a parable, and in every situation, the power of the will is able to demolish any monopoly of tragedy

    Sanelisiwe Dlamini Aged somewhere between 28 and 34 years and born in Umlazi, Kwazulu Natal, is one of the founders and the General Secretary of the BusiM Foundation, in partnership with Busisiwe Mdletshe. Residing in Durban, South Africa and South African. Sanelisiwe Dlamini is a Bcom (Hon) University Of Kwazulu- Natal, Mcom in taxation University of North- West and presently Group Manager at a State owned Enterprise as well as in Partnership with Busisiwe Mdletshe, CEO of BTMT.

    In a country where the best education is only accessed by the well-off, the odds are often stacked against youth from underprivileged families. However, thanks to BusiM Foundation, this is changing… The narrative of children from impoverished families and communities ending up on the wrong side of the tracks of society is a common phenomenon in South Africa. Following the scourge of social ills like unemployment, HIV /Aids and the increase in child-headed families, it has become common to hear about young children who drop out of school due to the lack of options, support and opportunities. This is one of the reasons for me to venture and embrace the vision of bringing changes to our youth and our community at large.

    BusiM Foundation is one of the civil society organisations that are successfully rewriting the history of our country by contributing and making a difference to the South African youth and thus our country and the global village at large. Our strategy not only provides the youth with great education opportunities and world-class facilities, but also primarily empowers the entire family to support the child and create a healthy, safe and prosperous environment in which they thrive and fulfil their dreams. On the secondary aspect the community is also empowered through the strategy. The Foundation is also introducing libraries and computer centres in township schools and Umhawu High School in Engonyameni, Durban is the first recipient of such.

    We all have a role to play in improving the lives of our children … I quote “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Tata Madiba




    Children’s rights education (or children’s human rights education) is the teaching and practice of children’s rights in schools and educational institutions, as informed by and consistent with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. When fully implemented, a children's rights education program consists of both a curriculum to teach children their human rights, and framework to operate the school in a manner that respects children's rights. Articles 29 and 42 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child require children to be educated about their rights. In addition to meeting legal obligations of the Convention to spread awareness of children’s rights to children and to adults, teaching children about their rights has the benefits of improving their awareness of rights in general, making them more respectful of other people's rights, and empowering them to take action in support of other people's rights