About Us


Our vision is a transformed and equitable South African society where every person has an equal opportunity to succeed in life. Our mission is to make the transformation process faster. The work we do is conducted in a spirit of reconciliation, and we honour principles of fairness, openness, generosity, and a strong sense of social justice.

We offer a range of innovative socio-economic development services to children, youth, schools, and communities. Our programmes are designed to educate, enable, support, and inspire participants. We include physical education and sport into many of our projects and the concept of ‘healthy body, healthy mind’ is our mantra.

We believe that physical activity has a profound impact on the development of children as well as on the personal formation of teenagers and young adults. We combine sport and physical activities with a number of other developmental programmes that span early childhood development, primary- and high school programmes, and young adult career path development.

Forward Foundation was started by brothers Le Roux and FC Conradie and is an amalgamation of 15 years of nation building and social innovation.

Our Team

Meet our team of go-getters, building the path to move forward faster.
Click on each team member’s photo to get to know us better.

Le Roux Conradie

Managing Director

Rozanne Jantjies

Admin Manager

Arrie Houggaard

Play 4 Life Project Manager

Mario Penwarden

Executive Head of Kinetix

Zhaun Booysen

Head of Rugby Programmes

Janovan Apollis

Physical Education Facilitator

Bianca Bezuidenhout

Head of Marketing Communications

Our Team

Our Partners

Our Partners

Our partners play a critical role in our success.
Click on each partner’s logo to find out more about each of them.

Unemployment is one of the most important issues in South Africa at present and the Forward Foundation has found a way to begin to address this challenge. That is why they deserve our support.

Johan Fourie Professor of Economics at Stellenbosch University, Author of “Our Long Walk to Economic Freedom”

At Unitrans we recognize that it is a constitutional and economic imperative to secure a sustainable and prosperous future for all South Africans. As such we are committed to make a difference in the communities that we operate in. We have partnered with Forward Foundation who enables us to make a difference by providing early childhood development skills and resources as well as socio-economic development expertise.

- Unitrans

Most of us has got the potential but not all of us the opportunity and therefore we are very proud of what the Forward Foundation is doing. To be part of changing someone’s life forever through development, sport, learnership and leadership programs run by the Forward Foundation is really special especially looking back at all the success stories. We firmly believe that we all need to do our part in uplifting our community even if we could only make a difference in one person’s life.

- Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Paarl

Sport plays a big role in the development of our youth. Not only is it important for their physical health it also helps them with social interaction and teaches them various other disciplines. Forward Foundation plays a role in developing our youth, that is why we support Forward Foundation.

- Chill Beverages