Telkom Foundation was registered as a Trust in 2002 and seeks to make a meaningful contribution to communities mainly through education. In 2011, the foundation reviewed its strategy and decided on the following:
- Support primary institutions in their ability to provide a foundation for producing maths, science and technology students through numeracy and literature programmes.
- Support secondary and tertiary educational institutions in their ability to produce maths, science and technology graduates with entrepreneurial ability.
- Support small business development initiatives in the ICT sector, within which competent individuals can become economically active.
- Support identified crisis appeals (Blue Flag emergencies) in South Africa and Africa.