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Joe Slovo Foundation is a Public Benefit & NonProfit Organisation inspired by Joe Slovo's legacy.

Working with civil society, business and local government as well as international bodies, the foundation's mission is to build resilient communities, defend human rights and improve participatory democracy in Africa.

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The Joe Slovo Foundation is a Public Benefit  & Non-Profit Organisation operating in Southern Africa. Inspired by Joe Slovo’s legacy, the Foundation serves to empower & uplift under-developed and impoverished African regions. Utilising a Sustainable Livelihoods Approach the focus is on building resilient communities and on the entitlement of Human Rights as per Slovo’s good friend Nelson Mandela.

The Foundation formed part of the UN World Humanitarian Summit

and is positively engaged in delivering the Outcomes of that Summit

and the achievment of the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.

The Joe Slovo Foundation was nominated for the Tech 4 Good in Africa Awards 2017 for their work using Smart CityTechnology Article from The Voiceof Local Government about The Joe Slovo Foundation implementing an Open Communication Programme to build resiliant communities using Smart City Technologies working with the United Nations Humanitiarian Programme english heritage 1

The Joe Slovo Foundation was proudly nominated for the AbilityNet Tech4Good Africa Award  for its work to build Stronger Communities in Africa.


The AbiltyNet Tech4Good Awards are supported by BT, Brandwatch, Comic Relief, Do-It, Good Things Foundation, Information Technologists’ Company, Lloyds Banking Group, Microsoft, NFP Tweetup and ReciteMe.

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The Joe Slovo Foundation has been nominated for this year’s Katerva Award.


The Katerva Awards are the pinnacle of global sustainability recognition. Through them, the best ideas on the planet are discovered, evaluated and accelerated toward impact at a global level.


Katerva isn’t lookng for ideas that will improve the world in small increments. Katerva look for game-changers and industry breakers; ideas that leap efficiency, lifestyle, consumption and action a generation ahead of current thinking.

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