Scholar Wellness, Development & Support Programme

Applications for the FEM Education Foundation Scholarship Are Open

The Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (RF) (PTY) LTD (FEM) Education Foundation Scholarship, in partnership with MAD Leadership Foundation, continues their successful effort in contributing towards education in South Africa for the second year running.

Applications for the scholarship are now open to all who meet the minimum criteria. However, given FEM’s focus within the construction sector, preference will be given to applicants with a parent working in the building industry, applicants who plan to pursue a career in the building industry or applicants with a parent employed by FEM policyholders.

Please take your time to familiarise yourself with the criteria and becoming aware of the required supporting documents that you will need to submit. The completed form and supporting documents must be submitted simultaneously.  Any application submitted that is incomplete or incorrectly completed will unfortunately not be considered, and any application that does not meet the basic requirements will not be considered, this is non-negotiable.

The completed application form, along with relevant supporting documentation, is to be submitted by no later than 15 July 2017 – no late applications will be accepted under any circumstances

Completed applications to be emailed to or sent via fax to +27 (0)86 775 8477 by no later than 15 July 2017.

Download the: FEM Application Form – 2018 Intake.



Big congratulations to our Matric Class of 2016 – we are extremely proud of your achievements and wish you well with the next chapter of your academic studies as students. We are looking forward to celebrating even more achievements with you this year!

  • 13 Matrics
  • 100% Pass rate
  • 12 Bachelor’s Pass
  • 1 Diploma Pass
  • 26 Subject distinctions
  • 2 Distinctions


A big congratulations to our school learners and university students for their 2017 appointed leadership positions – we are incredibly proud of your achievements and look forward to watching you grow in these leadership roles:


Learners elected into leadership positions:

  • James: Grade 11 – grade 12 prefect
  • Kgomotso: Grade 11 – grade 12 prefect
  • Nishaat: Grade 11 – grade 12 prefect
  • Nafeesa: Grade 11 – grade 12 prefect
  • Alisha: Grade 11 – grade 12 prefect
  • Aspen: Grade 11 – grade 12 prefect
  • Braylen: Grade 11 – grade 12 prefect
  • Eire: Grade 11 – grade 12 prefect
  • Kyle: Grade 11 – grade 12 prefect
  • Meldah: Grade 9 – Representative Council of Learners
  • Nomsa: Grade 9 – Representative Council of Learners


Students elected into leadership positions:

  • Lizette – B.Com Law – 2nd year – North West University: Residence House Committee member with the portfolio of RAG (Remember And Give), Finances and Sponsors
  • Virusha – B. Social Sciences (Psychology and Sociology) – 2nd year – UCT: Dining Hall Coordinator, Humanities Faculty Mentor and is part of the Subcommittee Leader for Meals, Outreach and Orientation for 2017
  • Nikki – B.Business Science In Marketing – 1st year – UCT: Dining Hall Residence Monitor at Fuller Hall and Orientation Week Subcommittee
  • Lwazi – MBChB – 2nd year – Stellenbosch University: Tygerberg Campus Vice-Chairperson of Tygerberg Operation Smile Society and of the Tygerberg Gospel Choir Society
  • Bongumusa – LLB – 4th (final) year – University of Free State: Branch Executive Committee for Students For Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) responsible for the Media and Marketing
  • Danei – 1st year –  B.Eng (Industrial) – University of Pretoria – Re-elected as a member into the Industrial Engineering committee responsible for the charity portfolio, arranging charity events and outreaches
  • Letlhogonolo – 2nd year –  LLB – University of Free State – Elected as the treasurer of the Juridical  Society for 2016/17


From 3 – 8 July we hosted our Annual Leadership Summit at Kievits Kroon with all of our scholars. Over the course of 5 days, we worked on developing their unique leadership styles and abilities through relevant South African guest speakers and expert facilitators and exercises that refined their leadership values, challenged their thinking and developed their confidence.

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this event a possibility for our scholars:

  • Kievits Kroon – Conference & Accommodation Partner
  • Tiber Bonvec Construction – Day 1 Presenting Day Sponsor
  • Up A Tone Events, Estée Lauder South Africa and Makro SA – product & service contributions

Thank you to Rudi Buys and Russell Raath for being our expert faciliators on the subject of bridge building through conscious leadership.

Thank you to our visionary keynote speakers Francois Pienaar and Dr Mamphela Ramphele.

And thank you to our guest speakers: Leonard Calitz, Ole Selebi, Tyrol Venturini, Shelagh Foster & Lehlohonolo Mofokeng.

View all the images here.


In July we officially welcomed Makwetse Primary to the Eco Children and MAD Leadership Foundation family when the fifth Eco Village was opened at the school, this is another huge success on the road to improved education in Limpopo and Mpumalang.

Thanks to the volunteers from The Classic Wallabies Indigenous Exchange programme as well as our own scholars: Gabi, Thlogi, Mersin, Zandi, Cassie and Holy who volunteered their time.

With the completion of the fifth Eco Village, Eco Children will now provide hands-on environmental education to learners at Makwetse Primary, with conservation lessons being given in a newly renovated and stimulating Eco Classroom. Learners will also be taught the principles of food production, food security and sustainability as they get to grow crops in the Eco Garden. Apart from the skills that learners acquire in the garden, the actual crops are also used to prepare a meal for children in the school every day. For some learners, this is the only meal they receive all day, so it is essential that they get nutritious and healthy food here and with fresh produce from their own garden this goal can be reached.

We are extremely proud to be associated with this incredible initiative.

View all the images here.


Thank you to Makro –the convenient and affordable retail and online trading store in food, the latest electronics, houseware, camping and outdoor equipment – for committing as our Stationary & Personal Care Product Sponsor for our Annual Leadership Summit this July. Their generous donation of personal care items and stationery for our scholars will go a long way to ensure the success of our summit this year.

If you would like to be a sponsor of the Annual Leadership Summit or for more information relating to this event or the guest speakers, please contact:


We are proud to announce Kievits Kroon as our 2016 Annual Leadership Summit Conference and Accommodation partner.

Our scholars, staff and guest speakers will be treated at this beautiful, tranquil country estate, known for its  superb facilities, immaculate gardens and gourmet dining. The estate has 142 luxury rooms, with en-suite bathrooms, satellite television and complimentary Wi-Fi. It is well known for its excellent service delivered by a team of dedicated staff. We are grateful for their extremely generous donation and support which will ensure both an inspiring workspace for our summit and comfortable accommodation for our scholars.

If you would like to be a sponsor of the Annual Leadership Summit or for more information relating to this event or the guest speakers, please contact:


We are excited to announce that The Tiber Group – specialists in construction and property businesses – have recently committed as a Presenting Day Sponsor for our Annual Leadership Summit in July. The Tiber Group have been a long-standing  supporter of MAD Leadership Foundation over the years – we are proud to be in association with them to ensure the success of our summit this year.

If you would like to be a sponsor of the Annual Leadership Summit or for more information relating to this event or the guest speakers, please contact: