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Dr Motsepe is a Non-Executive Director of Sanlam and the Deputy Chair of the Sanlam Board. He is also a member of the Nominations Committee and Human Resources and Remuneration Committee.


Dr Motsepe is the founder and Executive Chairman of African Rainbow Minerals (ARM). He is also the founder and Chairman of Ubuntu-Botho Investments, African Rainbow Capital, African Rainbow Energy and Power, and UBI General Partners. He is the Chairman of Harmony Gold Mining Company.

In 2017, on its 100th anniversary edition, Forbes Magazine honoured Dr Motsepe as one of the “100 Greatest Living Business Minds” in the world.

In 2013 Dr Motsepe and his wife Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe joined the Giving Pledge launched by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates. The Motsepe family committed to give half of their wealth to the poor and for philanthropic purposes during their lifetime and beyond. In 2019, Forbes Magazine reported that the Motsepe family donated USD500 million for philanthropic purposes.

In 2002 Dr Motsepe was voted 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 received the Ernst & Young Best Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Dr Motsepe is a member of the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Global Network Advisory Board of the WEF Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the WEF International Business Council (IBC) which comprises 100 of the most 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 (ICMM) and serves as the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and as Vice President of FIFA.


Dr Motsepe holds a BA Law degree from the University of Eswatini, formerly University of Swaziland, and an LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has received honorary doctorates from University of Witwatersrand, Stellenbosch University, University of Fort Hare and University of Eswatini.