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Dr Motsepe is the founder and Executive Chair of African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) as well as the founder and Chair of Ubuntu-Botho Investments, African Rainbow Capital, African Rainbow Energy and Power, and UBI General Partner (Pty) Ltd. In addition to this, he is Chair of Harmony Gold and President of Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club.


Dr Motsepe is a member of the International Business Council (IBC) of the World Economic Forum, which is made up of 100 of the most highly respected and influential Chief Executives from all industries. He is also a member of the Harvard Global Advisory Council and the International Council on Mining and Metals. He is a recipient of numerous other business and leadership awards and recognitions, including:

In January 2013, Dr Motsepe and his wife, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, joined the Giving Pledge, which was started by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates. Dr Motsepe committed to give half of the wealth of the Motsepe family to the poor and for philanthropic purposes during his lifetime and beyond.

Dr Motsepe was previously a partner in one of the largest law firms in South Africa, Bowmans, and was also a visiting attorney in the USA with the law firm, McGuireWoods.

In 2002, he was voted as South Africa’s Business Leader of the Year by the Chief Executive Officers of the top 100 companies in South Africa. In the same year, he was the winner of the Ernst & Young Best Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2017, Forbes Magazine commemorated its 100th anniversary and honoured Dr Motsepe as one of the “100 Greatest Living Business Minds” in the world.


Dr Motsepe has a BA Law degree (University of Eswatini, formerly University of Swaziland), LLB (Wits University), Doctorate of Commerce (Honoris Causa) (Wits University), Doctorate in Commerce (Honoris Causa) (Stellenbosch University), Doctorate of Management and Commerce (Honoris Causa) (University of Fort Hare) and Doctorate of Laws (Honoris Causa) (University of Eswatini).