Partner with us

KST is about collaborating for excellence in education harnessing the resources of several partners to achieve a meaningful and lasting impact on the district education system.


Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation is an independent public benefit organisation. At its establishment in 2004, it set its mandate to improve education and grow small Black-owned businesses as the most direct means to improve the lives of South Africa’s people and foster an inclusive, empowered society.

It has earned a reputation as a leader in education and small business development through the building of effective development models. Its programmes uniquely span primary, secondary and tertiary education and livelihoods through entrepreneurship. Its programmes are implemented by its partner entities.

Adopt-a-School improves the governance, academic, infrastructural and social environment in schools. KST, a collaboration between Kagiso Trust and Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, leverages the best practices of each organisation’s Whole School Development programmes on a district-wide basis in the Free State. Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) is a holistic bursary support and youth development programme. Black Umbrellas develops SMEs through incubators located around the country.

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The Free State Department of Education strives to ensure progressive realisation of universal schooling, improving quality of education and eliminating disparities amongst Free State citizens. The department works to provide an education system that is free, compulsory, universal and equal for all children in the province. The nature of partnership with the Free State Department of Education, has contributed significantly towards getting the programme off the ground and thus yielding positive results.

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