Fund status:


Application deadline:

06 September 2019


+27(0)11 544 0300

Physical address:

Block B Metropolitan Office Park
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Postal address:

Private Bag X125 

Hotazel Manganese Mine Education Trust (HMMET)

HMMET was established to undertake and to complete projects for the educational upliftment of the Northern Cape, primarily for the benefit of residents in Joe Morolong Local Municipality (JMLM), and also for the residents of John Taolo Gaetsewe (JTG) District Municipality.

The Trust invests in the development of education in the target communities, with the vision of opening up diverse learning opportunities for individuals and communities, to enhance their chances of success in finding work, starting and sustaining businesses, improving the quality of their lives, and progressing into other post-school institutions.


To this end, the Trust’s main strategic priority is to pilot a JTG Community Education and Training College (CETC) as an engine for development in the district. CETCs have been established nationally to address the growing need to expand access to General Education and Training (GET) and develop flexible pathways for people interested in pursuing post-schooling education. CETCs offer a range of training and community education opportunities, including educational programmes that fall under the auspices of the Department of Basic Education (DBE).


HMMET is keenly aware of the absolute importance of aligning and collaborating with government to ensure that its work serves to assist and strengthen the work of the state as the primary custodian of education. The Trust seeks to play an enabling role in developing education and training opportunities in the target communities.

Funding guidelines

HMMET’s current strategy is focused on education, training and skills development. For all applications, proposals must fulfil the following conditions:

  • Projects must benefit community members in JTG District, with a focus on JMLM. Projects can be in JMLM exclusively or in JMLM as well as the other local municipalities in the district (Gamagara and Ga-Segonyana);
  • Applicants must clearly demonstrate clearly how the intervention will lead to economic benefit for the beneficiaries;
  • Applicants must demonstrate how local partnerships will be developed and leveraged to support implementation, including, where relevant, with DHET and local government; and
  • Applicants must demonstrate how programming is accessible to and inclusive of students with disabilities.


Application and reporting deadlines

Applications for funding are currently open in line with the following request for proposals: RFP LINK.

Please note that only proposals aligned with the specific request for proposals can be considered at this time.

The online application form is available at the following link:

The due date for submissions is 6 September 2019, 17h00.


 Click to download the Hotazel Manganese Mine Education Trust (HMMET) reporting form