Like her husband, Dr Motsepe-Ramaphosa is a fiercely private person.
But what we do know is that she’s a mum to four children – two sons and two daughters – and her heart is as big as her business and academic accomplishments.
She’s a medical doctor by training
A graduate of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Motsepe-Ramaphosa is a qualified medical doctor who has worked in both public and private hospitals.
She also completed her Master of Public Health in Maternal Child Health and Ageing at Harvard University’s School of Public Health.
She also holds a Social Entrepreneurship Programme certificate from the Gordon Institute of Business Science.
She’s a philanthropist
She became a sponsor of Roedean High School pupil Kgothatso Molefe after hearing her story when she offered her a lift home.
The daughter to a domestic worker, Motsepe-Ramaphosa bought her a cellphone and has over the past five years tried to help bridge the gap between her humble beginnings and her elite school.
“I call her Mme because she is like a mother to me. Everything I need, I can simply call her and she is there for me. I remember she used to pay for my bus fees before I moved into the boarding school,” Molefe was quoted saying in a News24 report.
She’s a member of one of SA’s most influential black families
She is the sister of mining magnate and SA’s dollar billionaire Patrice Motsepe, as well as formidable businesswoman Bridgette Radebe, who was the first black woman to own a major mining company in SA.
Bridgette is married to Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.
Her father is the late Chief Augustine Butana Chaane Motsepe, who was also a mining magnate in his own right and former owner of Mamelodi Sundowns.
She’s passionate about children’s education
Motsepe-Ramaphosa has been involved, as a patron or board member, in a number of NPOs that are focused on advancing education opportunities for the youth.
She’s the Chairperson of the African Self-Help Trust and a former board member of the Student Sponsorship Programme.
She’s also the patron for the South African Civil Society for Women’s Adolescents and Children’s Health.