Xaba Education Trust

XPE took an initiative of elevating education which is one of the top 5 priorities of the Government by making our own small contribution in furthering the dreams of others in our small corner. This was done through scholarship awards.

We wrote letters and challenged government entities and the cooperate sector to match us rand for rand in the launch of this initiative in 2013.

This will now be an annual activity of giving back to our own people in the communities that we have platform on. Given the lessons leant in the pilot project, the awards will always be held in February annually. Letters have already gone out to different companies requesting counter funding in an attempt of increasing the financial pool, size and number of recipients.

We once more “Towards the Idea that will never die” commit an amount of R100 000 and invite ideas and contributor towards this clarion call of re-engineering the outlook of our society through education.

This is an annual intervention that we do and we are now engaging cooperative institutions to partner with us in this noble cause, which is seeking to realize and educate the nation.  Our minimum amount contributed is R100 000, with the hope of increasing the value in future by sourcing additional sponsors that can fund this initiative. Our minimum amount contributed is R100 000 and we hope that this value will increase with time as we are only funders.

The beneficiaries & amounts received in 2013

  • Kamva Mphangalala – R5 000
  • Gcobisa Tyhuluba – R5 000
  • Xolisani Ndongeni – R10 000
  • Bulelani Metsheku – R10 000
  • Loyiso Zwelakhe – R10 000
  • Anda Magwentshu – R15 000
  • Aphiwe Rasmeni – R20 000
  • Vuyokazi Niobe – R20 000

Prosthetic leg for boxers’ mom

We again as Xaba Promotions and Events held a tournament for fundraising for the prosthetic leg for the mother of Makazole and Zolani Tete, Where we raised over R30 000.

Promoter Ayanda Matiti started the initiative to set up a Trust Fund to raise funds to buy the leg for Nomonde Tete. Matiti announced that 50% of the proceeds from the gate takings of his tournament would go towards raising funds for the leg. And this week he made good on the promise when he donated more than R32 000 to the fund.

Nomonde who lost her leg through diabetes was overwhelmed as she burst into tears unable to speak for a while. Eventually she expressed her gratitude saying she did not even know Matiti besides him being constantly mentioned by his sons as a boxing person.

Zolani made the plea for people to help his mother in England shortly after knocking out English challenger Paul Butler to retain his IBF world junior bantamweight crown in March.

By taking the first step, Matiti said he hoped others would follow suit and donate in the fund.

It is the umpteenth time Matiti has donated funds towards a destitute boxing-related incident. In 2009 he donated funds to the former boxer Simpiwe Mfaniso who quit boxing after he was injured in the ring after which he spent a considerable period in hospital.

Mdantsane Local Dance Club

From time to time we provide material and financial support to the Mdantsane local dance club. This is done to assist the vast number of students that make use of the club.

Khaya Boxing Club

We have adopted boxing clubs in Whittlesea, Sada, and Queenstown. Once we have adopted a club, we provide them with training material for boxing and tracksuits on a yearly basis.

Career Guidance

Once a year in partnership with NYDA, we invite celebrities to join a group of youth in an educational programme which will have a social component for further interaction. These people are used to serve as a barometer for success and inspire hope to young people.

Thanks Giving

Every July on Nelson Mandela month, we gather the elderly for thanks giving dinner and give away blankets and umbrellas etc.  This initiative started in 2012 at Nkonkobe Hall, 2013 at Phakamisa and 2014 was for the Mdantsane and Duncan Village elderly.