About Us

Fundi. Enabling Education.
Empowering women
through a people-first strategy.

Founded in 1996, Fundi stands as South Africa’s leading education finance and bursary fund management specialists. With a legacy of assisting over 1.8 million students in realising their dreams, Fundi’s offerings encompass a broad spectrum of financial services tailored to educational needs. From student loans covering tuition fees and device loans to MBA financing and accommodation assistance, Fundi provides comprehensive support to students.

Embodying the ethos of “Know More. Be More,” Fundi is committed to empowerment and upliftment. This guiding principle underscores our dedication to enabling student success, recognising that when students thrive, so does society at large.

As a leader in education finance and fund management, Fundi offers innovative B2B solutions to institutions, leveraging expertise at the intersection of technology, education and finance. Our services extend to cashless solutions, fund management for institutions across all levels and bursary support.

Central to our corporate social responsibility initiatives is our belief in giving back to our community, which is grounded in the heart of our organisation, otherwise known as the Fundi Foundation.

Internally, our people-first strategy prioritises employee well-being, fostering a supportive environment that translates into exceptional customer service. Through employee salary contributions, we invest in the educational needs of our employees, ensuring that empowerment begins within our own ranks.

Furthermore, Fundi is dedicated to advancing female empowerment, evident in our 50% female leadership team led by CEO Mala Suriah. With over 65% female representation among our nearly 200 staff members, we support women in their careers through initiatives like our hybrid working model and 4 months’ paid maternity leave.

Overall, our strategic approach to enriching the lives of our customers as well as our people not only enhances productivity but also facilitates a conducive work environment where our people and our organisation can thrive.