THE Komani Development Foundation was officially launched during a gala dinner to honour Silulo Ulutho Technologies founder Luvuyo Rani with thousands of rands pledged within minutes of the launch.
Introducing the foundation, one of the founding members, Xolisa Bangazi, said the structure aimed at giving bursaries to deserving pupils to further their studies after matric.
“We come back here for holidays and we complain of poverty. We have decided to give back. We would like people, businesses and government to help with financing the foundation’s cause.”
He said children with potential would be beneficiaries, adding that this time next year the beneficiaries would be introduced during a gala dinner.
Businesswoman Azola Zuma (no relation to President Jacob Zuma) pledged R50000 with Bangazi pledging a further R50000.
Rani said the foundation was important. “Money matters so much, but beyond that there are children who want hope. Let’s go back to the schools which we attended and give hope.”
Rani said young people needed role models. “Komani can be changed through us.”
Silulo pledged R75000 to the foundation.