Dr. Kaizer Motaung: Who is Dr. Kaizer Motaung?
Who is Dr. Kaizer Motaung?
Dr. Kaizer Motaung (born September 10, 1953) is a South African businessman and philanthropist. He is the co-founder of the New Media corporation VENDETTA, which encompasses numerous businesses including real estate, media, sport, gaming and e-commerce.
In 2010, he was named one of “The Top 100 Most Influential People in South Africa” by You Magazine. In 2008, he was included in the list of “20 Youngest Power Businessmen in Africa” by Forbes magazine. Kaizer received an honorary doctorate from University of Johannesburg in 2012 for his contribution to society as an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist.
Dr. Kaizer’s ongoing social responsibilities
Vendetta’s core motivation is social responsibility, and Kaizer has been involved in numerous projects in partnership with charities, NGOs and educational institutions that have benefited millions of people across the globe. Dr. Kaizer was an active member of the youth-led movement against apartheid in the 1970s and 1980s.
In the 1990s, he was responsible for distributing millions of dollars from the world’s most famous rock and roll band, the Rolling Stones, to support humanitarian efforts in South Africa.
Dr. Kaizer Motaung is also a patron of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kaizer is the founder and director of VENDETTA Children’s Charity, which donates specialized wheelchairs to children with physical disabilities.
The VENDETTA Children’s Charity also provides school bursaries for children with learning disabilities who cannot afford to attend private schools in South Africa. The VENDETTA Sport for Social Change Program (Vendetta FC) was launched in 2014.
The program is designed to help young people overcome social and personal challenges, while developing a sense of self-worth, discipline and social responsibility. Vendetta FC uses soccer as a vehicle to introduce the concept of social responsibility by encouraging young people to become actively involved in their community.
Vendetta Supports Education for Children with Disabilities
VENDETTA and Kaizer support the Touch of Love Foundation, which strives to create equal opportunities for children with physical and learning disabilities.
The foundation was started by Dr. Khathu and Dr. Magdalena Scholtz, who were inspired to create a social initiative that would make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. Dr. Kaizer and VENDETTA support the foundation by providing school bursaries for children with physical and learning disabilities.
Vendetta Supports The Wanderers FC
VENDETTA and Kaizer support The Ebonie Wanderers, a youth soccer team that was created to give children from poor communities an opportunity to participate in sport and enjoy the social benefits of being part of a team. The team is fully funded by VENDETTA and Kaizer.
The team was created in partnership with the Ebonie Youth Foundation, an organization that provides holistic care for underprivileged children in townships throughout South Africa. The Ebonie Wanderers youth soccer team includes children with and without disabilities.
Vendetta Supports Scholarships for Women
VENDETTA and Kaizer support the University of Johannesburg Scholarship Fund that provides financial assistance to women who cannot afford to attend university.
The scholarship fund was created to address the gender gap in higher education in South Africa, a country where only 38% of students at universities are women. VENDETTA provides financial support to the University of Johannesburg Scholarship Fund.
Bio For Dr. Kaizer Motaung
Dr. Kaizer was born in Soweto, South Africa. He is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of VENDETTA, a New Media corporation with interests in real estate, media, sport, gaming and e-commerce.
VENDETTA owns and operates Africa’s largest social network with 20 million users, Africa’s first esports gaming league with teams in Africa, Asia and North America and Africa’s largest gaming convention, Africa Gaming Show. Kaizer is also the owner of the South African Premier Soccer League team, The Wanderers FC.
Dr. Kaizer Motaung business ventures
VENDETTA owns and operates Africa’s largest social network with 20 million users, Africa’s first esports gaming league with teams in Africa, Asia and North America and Africa’s largest gaming convention, Africa Gaming Show. VENDETTA’s real estate business includes a portfolio of high-end hotels and residential properties in South Africa.
VENDETTA’s media business includes Africa’s most popular online radio station, SAfm, and a TV channel, Vendetta TV. VENDETTA’s sport business includes the South African Premier Soccer League team, The Wanderers FC. VENDETTA’s e-commerce business includes the Africa’s most visited online shopping mall, Mzansi Mall.
Kaizer’s K-9 Fund
In 2014, Kaizer launched The K-9 Fund, a charitable initiative that provides service dogs to law enforcement agencies in South Africa and the USA.
The K-9 Fund helps law enforcement agencies and their K-9 units by providing service dogs for tactical operations, cadaver searches and evidence searches, assisting officers with mobility issues and providing emotional support for PTSD. The K-9 Fund is fully funded by Kaizer and VENDETTA.
Helping Others Through Kaizer’s K-9 Fund
The K-9 Fund has donated 10 service dogs to law enforcement agencies in South Africa and the USA, including the SWAT team of the Cedar Falls Police Department in Iowa. The Cedar Falls Police Department suffered a tragic loss when one of their K-9s, Jethro, was killed in the line of duty.
As a gesture of appreciation to the brave officers of the Cedar Falls Police Department, Kaizer donated a new K-9 to replace Jethro. The K-9 Fund has donated four service dogs to the SAPS Max-Task Unit, which is responsible for cadaver searches and evidence searches in South Africa. The K-9 Fund has also donated two service dogs to the Max-Task Unit of the South African Navy.
Dr. Kaizer Motaung: Business Career
Dr. Kaizer Motaung worked as a journalist and editor at various publications in South Africa before turning to the business world in the 1980s. He joined the real estate company Sekoko Holdings, where he served as a director and a shareholder. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Kaizer served as an adviser and consultant to various companies. He was a consultant to the South African Breweries and a director of the JCI South Africa.
Dr. Kaizer Motaung has been a philanthropist since the 1990s. He was one of the individuals responsible for distributing millions of dollars from the Rolling Stones to support humanitarian efforts in South Africa. In the 2000s, Kaizer co-founded the Motaung Trust, a charitable trust that provides funding for projects to improve the social and economic conditions of South Africans living with HIV and AIDS.
Dr. Kaizer Motaung is married to Magdalena Scholtz, a successful entrepreneur. They have two children, a son and a daughter.
Legacy of Dr. Kaizer Motaung
As a social and business visionary, Dr. Kaizer is transforming South Africa, and the world, through his ongoing efforts to create sustainable social, economic and environmental change in Africa.
His VENDETTA New Media corporation is setting new standards in business and philanthropy through industry-leading initiatives in social media, esports and gaming. Kaizer’s VENDETTA is also creating a unique South African cultural identity that is inspiring a new generation of ambitious and socially responsible citizens.
Dr. Kaizer Motaung