Mentec Foundation profile

CSI demand driven
skills training 
Enterprise development and commercialization 
CSI livelihood
modelling & execution 
CSI project
CSI On-The-Job
CSI project management and scalability 


Mentec Foundation was founded in 2006 focusing on Industry Specific ICT, BPO, Portable Skills (Public Works Programmes), Mining, Agriculture, and Enterprise Development. A global aspirant local African organization to become a leader in Africa. Mentec Foundation has created work opportunities for more than 85 500+ beneficiaries since its inception and continues to provide enterprise development solutions to Corporate South Africa and the public sector. Mentec has delivered training for more than 440 000+ in townships, megacities, rural and semi-urban areas across all provinces.

Having had managed successful training and mass placement/job creation programs in all 9 South African provinces with companies such as Accenture, Britehouse (*Dimension Data), City of Johannesburg Municipality, City of Ekurhuleni Municipality, Goldfields Logistics, Rockefeller Foundation, Absa Barclays, Microsoft, DTI, IDC, Vexosat, Blue Chip Mining Solutions, World Bank, MQA and MICT SETA, to mention a few. Mentec runs industry demand-driven programs for the following sectors:

  • ICT 
  • Mining 
  • Public Sector
  • Agriculture 
  • Retail 
  • Logistics 
  • Automotive  

Over the years Mentec has been a CSI (Corporate Social Investment) delivery partner of choice to industry leaders. This has been made possible by our niche rural and township development programs and our ability to secure economic opportunities for our beneficiaries.

  • Key differentiator: Mentec trains for specific job and enterprise development opportunities
  • Key record: 98% average successful job and ICT opportunity creation rate for our beneficiaries and 100% Development of Enterprise success rate
  • Key value add and innovations to Development of Enterprise: Global competitive Industry driven curriculums, technologies delivered to the ordinary African youth in townships and rural South Africa, and a 100% employment/entrepreneurship creation model and an end-to-end Development of Enterprise solution with a proven track record. Mentec’s units such as the Tender Room, DACE (Digital Applications Centre for Entrepreneurs), Got Game (powered by Britehouse), Apps Factory and Youth Works for entrepreneurs (powered by Microsoft) as well as Mentec Recruit & ED Contracting (also known as Fambani Corporate Signature) blends to provide better entrepreneurs from our program. Our mentorship, support, and commercialization program for entrepreneurs is unique and globally competitive
  • Key global partners: Rockefeller Foundation (USA), Sharedworld (Netherlands), and EFE (Spain, Madrid)
  • Key local funding partners: Absa Bank, Accenture, MICT Seta, Britehouse (Dimension Data), Microsoft SA
  • Key strategic partners: the City of Johannesburg Municipality, City of Ekurhuleni Municipality, Ipcoweb, Beehive, SAP, NYDA, Department of Labour, Department of Social Development (KZN), Ecruit Consulting, Got Game
  • Ownership: 100% black-owned / Fully empowered (Level 1 BBBEE organization)
  • Vision: To expand Mentec Foundation to the rest of Africa through international project implementation and project management 

Our Team

Craig Tate
Advisory Board Member
Sarah Ntinezo
Stakeholder Manager
Thabo Mokoto
Advisory Board Member
Solly Khoza


Governance Board
Management Board

  • 45 Paid interns annually 
  • 22+ Partner NGOs/SMEs in South Africa
  • University alliance with TUT, VUT, WITS, DUT, and TVET colleges 
  • 35 trainers