A humanitarian at heart

Mahadi applies the principles of being a humanitarian to changing lives while allowing those she gives her time to master their own destiny– even taking a few lessons from them herself.

Mahadi Buthelezi wears many hats. She is a wife, a mother, a businesswoman, a speaker and writer of social justice issues and of business leadership and property related topics, but at the very heart, she is a humanitarian and philanthropist.

Philanthropy, charitable giving, and volunteering are viewed as the top two ways of making a positive impact on society – even ranking higher than political contributions and voting. This is according to the 2018 US Trust Study of High-Net-Worth Philanthropy.

Amongst the many positions she holds, Mahadi is the CEO of the Catholic Business Forum which aims to promote ethics and morals in business. In ploughing back, she sits in the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities and UN Women SA’s Generation Equality National Task Team – making her one of the driving forces behind #GenerationEquality. She, together with her husband; head up the Family Life Desk at their Church and offer pre-marriage courses and marriage enrichment within the Archdiocese of Johannesburg and beyond. She also serves at the SACBC Marriage and Family Life Office as a working group member.

It is no wonder that something like the Rolemodels Foundation’s philanthropic pageant caught her attention. Mahadi is currently in the running for the foundation’s Mrs Gauteng 2021 title. “They do what I love, that is why I entered the competition in the first place”, she explained.

It is the mission of RoleModels Foundation to intervene in impoverished communities in order to create self-sustainability through Education and Skills development, ultimately eradicating poverty. As someone who is inclined to give back, empower, as well as inspire – especially women and children, this mission resonates with Mahadi.

Follow her journey and learn more about her work here: https://bit.ly/3mZSN2B

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