SA mogul donates to Russell Simmons charity

2012-07-30 16:32
Cape Town - Patrice Motsepe donated R1.2m to hip hop mogul Russell Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation in New York on Saturday, reports Destiny Man.

The local billionaire was among a number of celebrities who donated a total of R16m to the foundation to help poor children in the United States learn artistic skills.

The mining magnate, whose wealth is estimated at around R23bn, topped the Sunday Times Annual Rich List last year. He also has his own soccer team, Mamelodi Sundowns.

He was joined at the event by movie producer Tyler Perry (who donated R800 000), Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon as well as a litany of other celebrities in raising the funds.

The foundation was formed 17 years ago by the Simmons brothers - Russell, Danny and Joseph - with the intention of improving arts and culture in the US.

According to Destiny Man, Russell Simmons will be the main speaker at the second edition of the magazine's seminar series, Destiny Forum  on 21 September.

The Def Jam Records co-founder is expected to give a talk based on success and self-mastery.

Comments

  • sisie.indola - 2012-07-30 16:44

    Eish, and what is wrong with "charity begins at home' or is it that the applause and noddy badge are so much bigger in the USA than here is SA.

      sandra.makhatini - 2012-07-31 10:21

      Hhayi bo! It's his money, and besides, you don't know how much the man has donated to SA charities and contributed to sport in general. Oprah built schools in Africa, Americans complained. People are allowed to donate towards what they are passionate about with their money, you know. Besides, we're in a global village - doing good is doing good, it doesn't matter where. Where have you donated with what you have?

      itumeleng.mogaki - 2012-07-31 10:29

      Motsepe has donated more than the reported R1.2 m to many charities in South Africa and other African countries. Come December he does not get married to another wife, he donates food, clothes and more to thousands of safe havens.

  • Godfrey Bosso Senyatsi - 2012-07-30 16:58

    Not happy at all. I think SA need dat money more than USA. Talk abt 4getting ur roots. Motsepe want to impress the US government, Obama in particular. he must jst relocate and move to USA...*Angry 4 days*

      napolita.kio - 2012-07-31 08:38

      If your happiness is tied to how use people THEIR money, I'd suggest you seek help. Do Americans forget their roots when they donate billions to Africa each year. Look no further than the state deputy president's appeal to Obama to NOT reduce funding for AIDS just a few days ago.

  • DjleenMILLER - 2012-07-30 17:34

    I am very dissapointed in him,he makes his billions here in South Africa - Charity begins at home Mr Motsepe,don't act as if u don't know. But what can we say,it's his money afterall.

      napolita.kio - 2012-07-31 08:31

      I'd say look within, you might find that you are not "very dissapointed in him".

  • marco.jones.731 - 2012-07-30 17:40

    the other comments said it all

  • Motho - 2012-07-30 18:09

    Although, it would have been nice to donate to South Africans charities, let's leave the man alone to spend his money as he wishes.

      napolita.kio - 2012-07-31 08:29

      Your comment implies he does not donate in South Africa. If you agree with the implication, then how do you know he does not donate in SA?

  • sello.mthethwa - 2012-07-30 18:24

    I'm proud of u Mr Motsepe nd to those who says charity begins at home this gentlemen uses his money not states money ng us government is spending a lot on us to fight hiv. So pls goys that is his money

      napolita.kio - 2012-07-31 08:27

      Sound comment. I agree with you.

  • hrobyn1 - 2012-07-30 18:33

    Ha ha ha!!!

  • hrobyn1 - 2012-07-30 18:34

    What!!

  • itse.nnete.1 - 2012-07-30 20:36

    ASS HOLE>>>>HE DOESN'T REMEMBER WHERE HE CAME FROM...

      napolita.kio - 2012-07-31 08:39

      How do you know he does not remember?

  • itse.nnete.1 - 2012-07-30 20:37

    That is very disgusting

      napolita.kio - 2012-07-31 08:25

      In what way?

  • White.Tiger.Diamond.Paw - 2012-07-31 08:03

    Dissapointed to say the least, I know an Arts and Culture charity that could have used that money right here in South Africa..\r\nIs it a matter of trying to 'fit' in? Are our Arts and Culture suddenly not good enough anymore?\r\nWe'll be coming for a donation Mr. Motsepe and don't you dare turn us down!!

      napolita.kio - 2012-07-31 08:39

      That sounds like an entitlement, if so, on what grounds?

  • tintswaloeuoriciam - 2012-07-31 09:12

    Motsepe, Charity begins at home. South Africans can appreciate more of your charity in Education now than the American will in learning those artistic skills. Tjo .... bo ma duma kude.

  • preshen.govender.90 - 2012-07-31 10:01

    It should be the other way around USA must donate to SA

  • zwelithini.gagayi - 2012-07-31 12:54

    I would not say donating money to Americans to help American kids by a South African is wrong, but I still feel we need that money more in SA. But, good Mr Motsepe.

  • olivia.karnak - 2012-07-31 13:03

    What a show off!

  • bashin.monyela - 2012-08-01 21:28

    If you watch Sky is the limit, Sundowns flagship TV show you would know what Motsepe and his wife do for charity, this man doesn't flaunt his money, thousands of kids have experienced a Motsepe sponsored christmas and many of his millions spent on other charities, so all you charity begins at home are clueless of what you are commenting about

  • bashin.monyela - 2012-08-01 21:28

    If you watch Sky is the limit, Sundowns flagship TV show you would know what Motsepe and his wife do for charity, this man doesn't flaunt his money, thousands of kids have experienced a Motsepe sponsored christmas and many of his millions spent on other charities, so all you charity begins at home are clueless of what you are commenting about

  • abo.baloyi - 2012-10-06 13:07

    Because is an american person that why the story is popular he do donate to south african you won't here it more times but this one it will repeat more and more again .like the cape town student you here it once in news about medicin he found . I'm showing popular the country the popular evin small news

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