The Just The One Foundation is a Non Profit Organisation with the singular focus of providing education to underprivileged young South Africans.
A Word

From Our Chairman

Thank you for visiting Just The One Foundation (JTOF).
We are passionate about the education sector, mentorship, South African youth and social development.

– Ryan Dittman


To be a leading NPO supporting the growth of sustainable education in South Africa


To empower talented individuals through education and mentorship to become leaders for future generations in South Africa – Serving tomorrow, today!

Our Impact

Creating opportunities for talented young South Africans to have access to quality education that they deserve in order for them to grow into strong South African leaders. Currently we have five students going through school and two students at university. Our aim is to add a new child every year.

About the foundation

The foundation started as a collection of friends getting together every Thursday evening for a catch up session. After a few months we decided to be more proactive about the gatherings and give something back to great country we grew up in – South Africa.

After considering many ideas we decided on giving back through education. We decided we wanted to further the education of others less fortunate than ourselves.

As a group we decided to put away R 100 (South African Rands) per month. We decided on the core principle of sacrificing one draft beer per week or roughly R 25 a week. That way we had a very good product to compare to for inflationary purposes but it also represented a small sacrifice that we would need to make to create change in our wonderful country.

This set up the two fundamental principles of the foundation:
1.It only takes one person to change the world
2.All it takes to change the world is the one small sacrifice a week

Directors & Board

List of Directors 

Ryan Dittmann


Corine Malahlela


Pitsi Tsebe



Lynette Wilkinson



 Although we knew we wanted to contribute to education in South Africa, we had no vehicle of doing it. After some investigation we were put in touch with the AEC (Alexandra Education Committee by Andrew Thompson who had previously sponsored a student through the AEC. The AEC is a charitable organisation that completes the administrative side of funding an education at very small admin fee but looks for funding from outside groups.

Alexandra Education Committee

What we liked about the AEC was that they do all the backend work from finding of the student, to the choosing of the school and all the purchasing of the textbooks, uniforms, etc. But most appealing for us, was that the AEC encourages the sponsors to become mentors to the students. This would allow us to follow the progress of our student, and as a diverse group of people, give advice (if they requested it) from many different perspectives due to the different collection of personalities, professions, backgrounds and experiences.

We have committed to our first sponsorship this year (2012) with the AEC and our first student is at school and receiving the quality education that every child in South Africa deserves.



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Our Sponsors

Honey Lotus

Honey Lotus was established in 1994 as a family farming enterprise. It developed into a feedlot of around 2000 units where transportation of our own animals and feed become a viable option.
In 2006 an opportunity to transport coal for Eskom arose, and we expanded our fleet with 3 back tipper units which operated primarily to Grootvlei PowerStation.
Shortages of coal at the Power Stations nationwide allowed Honey Lotus to expand rapidly. Our infrastructure and office gearing was transformed into a Transport company.

With current Governmental economic compliances it was decided to offer a senior member of management shares in 2011 and in so doing have been able to obtain a level 4 BEE rating with ownership, which stands us in good stead when applying for future contracts.

Lombard Insurance
Grant Thornton Capital

GTC has always retained the objective of being recognised in a crowded market place as a benchmark of best practice and innovative thinking. This objective is measured by ensuring that the interests of all of our clients are protected and placed at the core of all our decisions, business practices, company culture and ethics. GTC commits to applying more than the prescribed contributions to social responsibilities. We achieve this by ensuring that actions are more than the company’s financial contributions.

An employee (as opposed to management) driven committee determines and establishes interaction and specific projects to be undertaken. GTC staff voluntarily commit their personal time, energy and money, all of which is actively embraced by the company.

Plumbing Johannesburg

At Plumbing Johannesburg, we provide a great service with excellent reliability.  We focus
on keeping it professional.  Our workmanship is guaranteed and our products are all 100%
SABS approved.  We perform our services to the highest of standards and employ the best
staff to carry our brand into your home/office.

Plumbing Johannesburg is a proud supporter and co-founder of Just the One Foundation
( The Just The One Foundation is a Non Profit Organisation with the
singular focus of providing education to underprivileged young South Africans. We work
through an organization called the Alexandria Education Committee and currently fund
children’s school fees, textbooks, and uniforms, in the aim to better the lives of
underprivileged South African’s through education.

Our Events



Just the One Classic

DATE: 28 November 2020
VENUE: Heron Banks Golf club
For more information please email



94.7 Cycle Challenge

Each pedal goes towards creating a sustainable future through education

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