About Us


The Tobeka Madiba Zuma Foundation, first conceptualised in 2009, began operating in 2010 to provide a radically different approach to humanitarian outreach. The Patron, Madam Tobeka Madiba Zuma, who is passionate about the plight of the impoverished, has a vision to create a national organization that not only lends a helping hand to those in need, but does so in support of the government’s objectives towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals programme.

The TMZ Foundation regards cancer awareness, testing and screening, HIV/Aids testing and Tuberculosis screening through Health Education Programmes and other interventions as an effective means of improving the lives of South African people, especially those in rural communities.

“Women of South Africa are an inspiration. Every time I meet and talk to women across this beautiful rainbow nation of ours, I am both humbled by their strength and uplifted by their remarkable stories of courage and survival. It is a privilege to be a South African woman but also a responsibility, because in our genes is a call to be without equal”

– Madam Tobeka Zuma

Our Vision

Envisaging a South Africa where all humanity is afforded the right & access to healthcare, and the most vulnerable are empowered to seek preventive knowledge towards a cancer smart future and zero new HIV/AIDS and TB infections.

Our Mission

To deliver sustainable healthcare and community development initiatives that are accessible to all, irrespective of social status and geographical location; traversing all nations and races; giving hope and future to the hopeless, the poor and the oppressed; speaking for the voiceless.

Our Target Group

People from across the length and breadth of South Africa, but especially vulnerable women and children and the historically disadvantaged rural communities.

Our Values

• Ethics
• Confidentiality
• Integrity
• Unconditional caring
• Positive regard for people
• Proactivity & Responsiveness