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The FEM  2018 Scholarship applications for 2019 are now open. 


Applications for a scholarship in 2018 can be submitted between 25 April and 30 June 2018.


The closing date is 30 June 2018.


Begin the FEM Education Foundation Scholarship application in either two easy ways:

  1. Apply online: click here
  2. Download a PDF here & submit your completed application form here
  3. Apply on your mobile and scan the below QR code.


More information is also available on the MAD leadership foundation website:


Latest Newsletter is now available

Click here to view it. 



FEM 2018 March Roadshow



Please note
FEM Johannesburg branch and Head Office will move to new premises at the corner of Glenhove and Oxford roads in Rosebank effective 1 August 2017

Newly released documents:


Please take note of our AGM notice for 2017



FEM Scholarship Programme 


FEM scholarship Programme The Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (RF) (PTY) LTD - (FEM) continues their successful effort in contributing towards education in South Africa for the second year running.



The FEM Scholarship Programme was launched last year through the partnership between Francois Pienaar’s Make A Difference Leadership Foundation and the R750 million FEM Education Foundation.


During this time, 28 scholars were awarded scholarships to the total value of approximately R41 million.


The funds were budgeted towards financial and personal support for the scholars’ years from high school through to their first tertiary degree.


FEM’s intention is to further develop their relationship with MAD Leadership Foundation and, in turn, grow their contribution toward empowerment in education and leadership.


Comments Francois Pienaar, “We are excited to continue our partnership for another year of funding – allowing 40 talented, deserving and exceptional scholars an invaluable opportunity for success. Our guiding values, scholarship integrity and unwavering corporate governance, have provided MAD Leadership Foundation with a blueprint for success, ensuring we can successfully adhere to our corporate partners’ expectations and outcomes. Together, with vital corporate partnerships, such as FEM, we are working towards sustainable education and leadership solutions for South Africa’s next generation of leaders. Together we are investing in a new South Africa.”


Comments FEM Chief Executive Officer Mrs. Ndivhuwo Manyonga, “We are committed to playing our part in addressing the challenges around education in South Africa. We have been successful in funding scholars in construction related qualifications through our FEM bursary scheme, The FEM Scholarship Programme enables us to broaden our impact and assist even more scholars. We believe that access to good education and mentorship for these bright scholars will provide them with a better future and will enable them to contribute positively towards changing the fortunes of their families, communities and South Africa.


We are proud of our partnership with the MAD Leadership Foundation, who share the same vision around education and leadership.” The past year’s success will see FEM continue their contribution to the education system on an increased level, adds Manyonga, ‘’Application for the scholarship is now open to all who meet the minimum criteria; however, given FEM’s focus within the construction sector we do have preference for scholars whose parents are in the construction sector.”


Closing date for applications is 31 August 2017

Click the link to download the application form: Download Form




Invitation to join FEM at the A-Osh expo 2017


FEM MD Retires.



FEM thanks its policyholders for approving the establishment of a R750m education fund

and is proud to announce that:

  • our first initiative is to partner with Make A Difference (MAD) Leadership Foundation to launch the FEM Scholarship programme
  • the goal of this scholarship programme is to impact business, education and leadership in South Africa




Applications are invited for the first FEM Education Scholarships to be awarded to high school learners and university entrants in need of financial support.


Preference will be given to current grade 6-12 applicants who:

  •          have a parent employed by a FEM policyholder (i.e. the children of your employees); and
  •          apply for the scholarship within the deadline of 31 October 2016 (or as close thereto as possible).


Please communicate this exciting opportunity to your employees by all means possible and assist them if necessary in completing the attached application form within the tight deadlines.


The basic qualification criteria for the scholarship include:

  •          Current Grade 7 to Grade 12 learner
  •          Academic performance > 65% aggregate
  •          Must be a South African citizen who speaks and understands basic English
  •          In need of financial support: gross combined income per household per month should not exceed R20 000


Further information regarding qualification criteria can be obtained on the MAD Leadership Foundation’s website: Electronic copies of application forms can be found on the MAD or FEM websites or can be downloaded by clicking here.


MAD Leadership Foundation was formed in 2003 by Francois Pienaar. With a focus on leadership development through education, their approach is to identify academically talented scholars with leadership potential, who do not have the necessary financial resources, and offer them support in the areas of education, leadership, wellness and life-skills development. MAD Leadership Foundation holistically invests in the scholars’ academic, wellness, life-skills, mentorship and leadership journeys, ensuring that through the 9+ years on the programme they are given every opportunity to reach their full potential as South Africa’s future leaders.



Please take note of our Special General Meeting notice for 2016 


Please take note of our AGM notice for 2016 


 Fill in your 2016 Return Of Earnings Online now


Please note: Our Cape Town Offices have moved with effect from 1 July 2016 to:

12th Floor, The Towers, 2 Heerengracht, Cnr Hertzog Boulevard, Foreshore, Cape Town.



 Older documents:


New registration forms are also now available specific to each region: