Motivation for starting the Foundation:

As a relatively young democracy, South Africa has not yet matched the political freedom gained in 1994 with freedom from deep socio-economic need. There are still many South Africans, who are excluded from opportunity.

I believe that smart social investments can broaden access to opportunity in South Africa and help build a more prosperous, more just society.

Jannie Mouton


Our first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, said that “We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors”.


My philanthropic giving is channeled through the Jannie Mouton Foundation. The Foundation’s stated goal is to contribute to a South Africa where the opportunity to thrive is available to more people, and where individuals are empowered to use the opportunities on offer.


South Africa has offered me and my family tremendous opportunities. I am grateful for the opportunity to give back.