The Entrepreneurship Development (ED) Trust is a charitable trust that aims to have a positive impact on our country’s social and economic growth.
EDT was founded in 2003 as a beneficiary of Investec’s black economic empowerment transaction. It was created as a vehicle to augment Investec’s legacy in South Africa by supporting entrepreneurship and educational enrichment to contribute towards South Africa’s economic growth.
The Trust’s therefore continues to invest in the right opportunities as they present themselves, acting as a bridge between business and communities, in order to build a sustainable fund large enough to make a significant positive impact on South Africa and its people.
trustee of the ed trustFani Titi is CEO of the Investec Group and both the founding CEO of Kagiso Media and the founding chairman of the private equity firm, Tiso Group.trustee of the ed trustStephen Koseff has recently resigned as the CEO of the Investec Group. His directorships include Non-Executive Director of the South African Banking Association, Bidcorp Group, Business Leadership SA and former Chairman of the Independent Bankers Association.trustee of the ed trustLuyolo Poswa is the founder and CEO of his own law firm, Poswa Incorporated. He previously worked as a consultant in the debt capital markets division of Absa and as a senior legal advisor in the Investec Capital Markets division.trustee of the ed trustHappy Masondo is currently a director at Werksmans Attorneys. Following her award as a Morris Zimmerman Scholar, she served her articles of clerkship at the Legal Resources Centre, a public interest law firm which provides free legal services to the indigent. She was also a Research Assistant to Judge Arthur Chalskalson, the then President of the Constitutional Court and worked as the Assistant Legal Adviser to former President, Nelson Mandela.trustee of the ed trustConstance Mashaba has been with Black Like Me Products since inception in 1985, taking over as Managing Director in 2005. She was a trustee of Deutsche Bank Africa Foundation until 2012, and serves as Non-Executive Chairman of The Energy Company, a Non-Executive Director of the African Equity Corporation and a Non-Executive director of Investec Property Fund.
We believe that education and job creation are the keys to building a better South Africa. We partner with and support initiatives that enable previously disadvantaged individuals to better themselves through education and entrepreneurship.