Unless generosity of spirit prevails among men, there can never be upon earth an ideal life..

Orison Swett Marden | Author

Unless generosity of spirit prevails among men, there can never be upon earth an ideal life..

Orison Swett Marden | Author

Core Programmes

The Palabora Foundation has done pioneering work to ensure corporate citizens exercise their duty of care – and their legal and ethical obligations – rooted in the needs and potential of the people of Ba-Phalaborwa. We have taken the term ‘corporate social investment’ and given it shape and meaning through our practical interventions to better people’s lives. We do this through four core programmes:

Business Development, Skills Development, Education, and Community Health.

We believe that long-term investments in these core areas are the key to ensuring the prosperity of the Ba-Phalaborwa community.

  • Education Programmes
  • Skills Development
  • Business Development
  • Community Health

South Africa has a dire shortage of school leavers with appropriate educational achievements in mathematics and science. Without these competencies, it is impossible to pursue the careers our country needs most, such as in science, engineering, technology, mathematics and accountancy. Each year, we support hundreds of learners from Grade 8 to Grade 12 to achieve excellent grades in their matric exams.


We are so proud of our role in successfully cultivating a pool of capable learners who can go on to further their studies in scientific and technological careers at tertiary institutions.

Phillip Mutshena | Learner Support

South Africa is full of opportunities for skilled people, so long as the skills developed match industry needs. That’s why the Palabora Foundation has chosen skills development training as a focus area. We offer accessible, affordable and relevant skills training and match practical training with placements in industry to help people succeed.


Nothing excites me more than to see people being able to support themselves by having sustainable jobs. Training is a huge factor in enabling people to earn a living.

Jack Maseta I Skills Development

We all know that small businesses are the life-blood of any community. Small businesses often fail though. The reasons for these are many and complex, but often centre round lack of knowledge of business planning and processes. This is why the Palabora Foundation has chosen supplier and enterprise development as a focus area. In this way, we are making entrepreneurs more competitive and helping businesses and contractors to address community needs as part of their social responsibility.


When people are empowered and small businesses thrive, lives change.

Zula Tlholoe I Business Development

Nobody can prosper economically unless their primary health care needs are taken care of, which is why the Palabora Foundation is invested in the health of people living in and around Ba-Phalaborwa. We help thousands of people access primary health-care services every month.


Everyone in ba-phalaborwa has the right to good health.

Dinah Mkhabela I Community Health

Help Fund Our Programmes

Helping people in Ba-Phalaborwa see their futures differently – and then achieve their dreams by giving them skills and opportunities – benefits everyone they come in contact with.

Change a life today by donating to support our work in education, skills development, business development and community health.

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