+27 (011) 492-0601 Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00 3rd Floor Alris Building, 3 Rissik Street Johannesburg, 2001
+27 (011) 492-0601 Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00 3rd Floor Alris Building, 3 Rissik Street Johannesburg, 2001
Trust Reg No:
IT 3460/2010
NPO No:
103-207
PBO No:
930035266
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Our Story

Our Vision

To transform society through the power of education, in the process creating caring, confident and resourceful citizens.

Our Mission

To sustain a robust bursary programme that opens up opportunities and taps the potential of those who for too long were denied the chance to improve their own lot and the circumstances of their families and communities.

Our Values

Compassion and care … for our beneficiaries and their communities, Integrity … in all our dealings, Diligence … in the fulfilment of our mandate, Transparency … assuring honest reporting to stakeholders and partners

Our Story

The JB Marks Education Trust Fund was set up by  NUM in 1997 to empower members and their dependents, particularly graduates entering the mining and related sectors. We are named after John Beaver Marks, a leading figure in the mineworkers’ struggle against exploitation. He was a vocal advocate of education as an empowerment tool and a vital weapon in the fight against poverty.

In our first year we could only help 53 beneficiaries. Our work has massively expanded since then and an important milestone was reached in 2017 when we became a 100% self-administered fund.

JB Marks Alumni

Those who go through our bursary programme – our alumni – have much in common. They typically come from disadvantaged backgrounds. They embrace the JB Marks mission and strive to help a new wave of students achieve their goals.

The first support group, the Core Team, was launched in 2008. These graduates and some students who were making a success of the programme were all volunteers. They established a tradition of self-help that today distinguishes the work of the JB Marks Alumni.

The Alumni plough back into the trust, contribute to our community outreach efforts and launch similar initiatives of their own. Alumni projects include:

Alumni high school career days

Adopt-a-school and donate a mobile science cabinet

Mandela Day charity drive

Car wash/book drive fundraising

The Network symposium

Fundraising gala dinner

Governance

Governance is rigorous. We report fully and regularly to stakeholders and donors. We are a registered Trust under Section 6 (1) of the Trust Property Control Act, 1988 (Act 57 of 1988) and a registered PBO. Our seven board members draw on experience from a wide range of industries. Our financial year-end is 31 December.

Diligence100%
Integrity100%
Compassion and Care100%
Transparency100%

Our Statistics

We have funded hundreds of learners.

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Graduates Awards

Meet Our Team

JAKO MOKGOSI

Principal Officer

Jako@jbmarksedutrust.co.za

SIMILO MATHUTU

Finance Manager

similo@jbmarksedutrust.co.za

JUDY TSOLO

Office Manager

Judy@jbmarksedutrust.co.za

WELSINA SEKANKA

Marketing, Communications & Alumni Officer

welsina@jbmarksedutrust.co.za

REFILWE MUTLOANE

Development Officer

RefilweM@jbmarksedutrust.co.za

Anitta Mohloana

Trust Accountant

anitta@jbmarksedutrust.co.za

NOZIPHO MAPHUMULO

Events Coordinator

Nozipho@jbmarksedutrust.co.za

REFILWE DITORONYANE

Finance Officer

Refilwe@jbmarksedutrust.co.za

NKULULEKO NGCOBO

Data Management & Financial Administrator

Nkululeko@jbmarksedutrust.co.za

PATIENCE RAMOKOENA

Executive PA to Principle Officer

Executive PA to Principle Officer

Vonani Mabuza

Educational Liason Officer - VRDT

vonani@jbmarksedutrust.co.za