"If I want to encourage young
people back home to get to where I am,
I have to be an example."
“Now my son will have the opportunities
to make his dreams come true.”
“Today I work in a male dominated work force.
My father would be so proud of me.”

Welcome to The Tiso Foundation

The TISO Foundation is a self-sustaining organisation that was established in 2001 with the objective of making a meaningful and lasting contribution towards the socio-economic development of our country and the African continent.

Founded on the belief that education is the surest path to empowerment, and mindful of the inequalities that are historically embedded in the social structure of South Africa, the organisation provides both financial and non-financial support to enable deserving young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a variety of educational, training and leadership programmes.

Since its inception, the foundation has invested over R100 million in the educational development of South African youth, enabling more than 42 000 young people to develop their skills, with the expectation that their continuing contribution to society will bring about the upliftment of their families, communities, and the nation as a whole.



Due to Covid-19, all our staff are working remotely.

For urgent queries, please contact the required department directly.

Marketing and Communications

Taryn Foster-Sutherland - 072-087-1175



Bridget Shibambu – 084-802-4480


Finance and Accounts

Liesel Peters – 083-395-5635


Tiso Skills Fund / Investments

Michelle Kimmie – 082-853-8296