Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe
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Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe

Precious Moloi-Motsepe
CEO, Mercedez Benz Fashion Week
South Africa

Precious Moloi-Motsepe is Executive Chairperson of African Fashion International (AFI), a company that promotes fashion designers from Africa and enterprise development in the fashion industry. AFI also empowers disadvantaged women from townships through the Design For Life initiative that supports education and diagnosis of breast cancer in women from rural communities.Precious’s commitment to social change was sparked by 20 years of experience as a General Practitioner with a special interest in women’s health.


Her passion for global health issues led to the creation of the Johannesburg-based Motsepe Family Foundation which aims to empower poorer communities in South Africa through health and education.


Precious has been appointed ‘Champion for Africa’ by Gift from Africa, a joint initiative of the Global Fund and Friends of the Global Fund that seeks to mobilise private sector support in Africa in the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria.


She is past-President of the Cancer Association of South Africa and serves on the boards of the Synergos Institute, an organisation dedicated to addressing global poverty and social injustice; Endeavor, a global non-profit organisation dedicated to transforming emerging countries by supporting high-impact entrepreneurs and the Women’s Leadership Board (Harvard Kennedy School) that supports research, teaching and training as well as the Women and Public Policy Programme in Gender Equality.


Recently Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe through the Motsepe Foundation’s Women’s Unit launched a resource guide for all women across South Africa called The Little Black Book.


Dr. Precious was also  named among the Inaugural List of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2019 by Avance Media.

Photo Credit: Inspiring Women