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The Don Mattera Legacy Foundation Fundraising Campaign

The Don Mattera Legacy Foundation Fundraising Campaign

Personal message

The objectives of the Don Mattera Legacy Foundation are primarily to:   
• Celebrate and showcase the enormity of Dr. Don Mattera as an activist, journalist, poet, author and humanitarian and an Icon to all South Africans and the world;
• To ensure that his legacy as a liberation struggle stalwart and his literary works as a poet and author are preserved, celebrated and consumed for generations to come.
• Build a sustainable legacy of his contribution to a free democratic South Africa; and
• Spread awareness and an understanding of Dr. Mattera that cares deeply about his people.


  • Apr 30, 2021 - USD $ 365.03
  • "On behalf of the Arthur Ashe Legacy Project at UCLA" - Patricia Turner/UCLA

  • Jan 29, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Let us help with the little we can afford.....Bietjie Bietjie Maak Baie.......In honor of our Icon....." - Loretta King

  • Aug 23, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "To Dr Don Mattera a living legend worth celebrating " - Elvis Presslin

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Donations to date

R 5 327.91

Fundraising target

R 200 000.00

The Don Mattera Legacy Foundation

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Dr. Don Mattera is an acclaimed poet, author, journalist, storyteller, liberation struggle stalwart and community activist who was never acknowledged for the contribution he has made to arts, literature and his community activism. We have established The Don Mattera Foundation to honor and preserve his literary work and his legacy for future generations to appreciate his contribution to the liberation of our country.

We want to launch the Foundation and honor Dr. Mattera on the 1st of February 2020  with a Community Celebration in the communities he hails from in Eldorado Park at the Don Mateman Hall and later we want to host a Community sporting event for the general public.

Our conservative estimation at this stage for the entire Community Celebration event is R600 000. We want to call on community members and the broader public in South Africa to support this initiative to honor one of our foremost heroes of the liberation for a democratic South Africa.