SAUF’s Enlightening Vision
This vision embodies and reflects a world in which all people embrace one another’s equality and are encouraged and inspired to use their inherent abilities to find their passion for, participate fully in, contribute freely to, and benefit fairly from: South Africa’s growing economic marketplace and prosperity, its democratic values and processes, and its commitment to universal empowerment.
SAUF's mission is designed to realise this vision by promoting and fostering a truly prosperous and harmonious rainbow nation in which all people:
- Openly transcend, bridge, and collaborate across the racial, cultural, political economic, and religious barriers and divisions of the past.
- Fully embrace the opportunities available to them to elevate and express their full intellectual, social, economic, and spiritual potential.
- Creatively develop and express their entrepreneurial spirit, dreams, and skills.
- Deeply experience more abundant and fulfilling lives.
SAUF’s work is deeply infused with uplifting, inspiring, and deeply empowering values and orientations. These are reflected in our beliefs about, and commitment to, two mutually elevating aspects of human development and functioning. One is widely known as “Ubuntu” and the other “Personal Empowerment.”
SAUF was established to address and reverse these divisive trends. Its Ubuntu-grounded philosophy and programmes are designed to break this legacy of separatism and advantage and to bridge the highly visible, inhumane, counter-productive, and unnecessary boundaries that now divide large groups of South African society from each other. Consequently, SAUFT is committed to both endorsing and expanding the traditional Ubuntu view and expression of unity, solidarity, and “WE”