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Our leadership programme aims to instill the qualities of a leader and developing our scholars to be future leaders.

June Fellows 2017

By | Fellowship Programme

Congratulations and welcome to the following fellows:

  • Litsoanelo: University of Free State, B.(Communication Science) Corporate and Marketing Communication
  • Nozi: University of Free State, BSc Honors in Genetics

Well done!

Applications for the FEM Education Foundation Scholarship Are Open

By | Scholar Wellness, Development & Support Programme

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.



By | Be The Difference

Are you ready to make a difference? Are you the ultimate running team, looking for the ultimate challenge? Are you ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience?

If you answered yes to all of those questions, then you need to apply to join MAD2Run 2018! Get your running team together and your entrance video and submit here.

Applications close on 30 June 2017. Email for more information or queries.

Donate your second-hand clothing

By | Be The Difference

We need your help difference-makers! We are looking for: suits and formal wear, warm clothes and casual clothes, formal shoes and sports equipment for both girls and boys, sizes suitable for ages 12 – 25.

You can drop off your second-hand clothing donations at:

Cape Town – Make A Difference Leadership Foundation Head Office: 27 Willie Van Schoor Road, Tyger Valley Chambers no. 3, Bellville, 7530.

JHB – Meridian Wine Merchants: 17 Spartan Cres, Eastgate Ext 3, Johannesburg, 2144.

Contact for more.

Fellows Function 2017

By | Fellowship Programme

On Saturday, 27 May 2017, our MAD Leadership Foundation Fellows met for the Annual Fellows Function at Durbanville Hills Wine, Cape Town for a celebration of their achievements and to nominate and elect their organising committee for the Fellows Programme going forward. We are extremely proud of their leadership initiatives and hard work. View all the images here.

MAD2Run 2017

By | Events

MAD2Run 2017:

A special word of thanks to the 2017 MAD2Run Team – MAD2Run is a team of 24 selfless runners who undertake a huge personal challenge annually to train, organise and fundraise for their seven-day running relay journey from JHB to Cape Town to raise funds and awareness for MAD Leadership Foundation. In total they complete an average of 1520 km’s, culminating in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon. This year, for the first time, they were accompanied by eight cyclists through the MAD2Cycle initiative.

This year they raised a record-breaking amount of R1.1 million for our future leaders. We cannot thank the teams enough for their phenomenal commitment and contribution to make a difference. View all the images here. MAD2Run 2018 applications are opening soon – watch this space!

Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon 2017

By | Events

Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon:

A big thank you and well done to all of our runners that completed the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon on Saturday, 15 April, for our future leaders. Your commitment to be a difference-maker has contributed towards leadership development in South Africa and we value your support tremendously. Another big thank you for your fundraising initiatives through your individual pledge campaigns, and congratulations to Christo Claasen for raising the most amount of funds. View all the images here.  The Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon is confirmed for the 31st of March 2018. For queries:



By | 2017, Events

On Saturday, 25 March, we hosted our second successful Valley Flair Art Auction at Leopard’s Leap Wine Family Vineyards, in partnership with Lizamore & Associates Gallery. It was a beautiful evening of fundraising, wining and dining, with great entertainment by Loki Rothman and a live art performance by Lioda Conrad Fine Art. We would like to thank all of our guests, especially our auction bidders who helped us raise an incredible amount of money for our future leaders. A special thank you to our artists for creating and donating exceptional work for our auction and to Ariella Kuper from Clear Asset, for volunteering as MAD Leadership Foundation’s Auctioneer for over a decade. Thanks to our media partners: A Gorman Photography and Marc Wyllie, our auction brochure partners: RSA Litho and Papercor Holdings and to Rialheim for the amazing entrance deco and thank you gifts for our guests. See you next year! Pictures available here.