• Lessons from a Meeting of International Education Funders: Reflections from Zenex Foundation

    Lessons from a Meeting of International Education Funders: Reflections from Zenex Foundation

  • Holistic educational support improves quality of results in key subjects

    Holistic educational support improves quality of results in key subjects

    Improving literacy in the early grades, alongside focused attention and holistic support in Maths and Science in secondary school, are the most critical elements to ensuring quality results in Grade 12. These elements also help in creating a pipeline of young people enrolling for tertiary study in the key areas needed for economic development in South Africa. Read More
  • 2017 Stakeholder Survey

    2017 Stakeholder Survey

    The Zenex Foundation works with a wide range of stakeholders and strong partnerships is an important approach to the Foundation’s work. The Foundation therefore has conducted its second Perceptions Survey in 2017. We are grateful to our stakeholders who willingly gave of their time and their feedback through either a face-to-face interviews, telephonic interviews, focus group and an online survey. Read More
  • Ensuring Impact in Learner Support

    Ensuring Impact in Learner Support

    The Zenex Foundation shared the results of its High School Learner Programme at a knowledge-sharing breakfast held in Johannesburg during October 2017. They shared the evaluation findings from a high school intervention which had tested whether learner support can improve maths and science outcomes, which was implemented over a 10 year period. Read More
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  • Lessons from a Meeting of International Education Funders: Reflections from Zenex Foundation

    Lessons from a Meeting of International Education Funders: Reflections from Zenex Foundation

  • Holistic educational support improves quality of results in key subjects

    Holistic educational support improves quality of results in key subjects

    Improving literacy in the early grades, alongside focused attention and holistic support in Maths and Science in secondary school, are the most critical elements to ensuring quality results in Grade 12. These elements also help in creating a pipeline of young people enrolling for tertiary study in the key areas needed for economic development in South Africa. Read More
  • 2017 Stakeholder Survey

    2017 Stakeholder Survey

    The Zenex Foundation works with a wide range of stakeholders and strong partnerships is an important approach to the Foundation’s work. The Foundation therefore has conducted its second Perceptions Survey in 2017. We are grateful to our stakeholders who willingly gave of their time and their feedback through either a face-to-face interviews, telephonic interviews, focus group and an online survey. Read More
  • Ensuring Impact in Learner Support

    Ensuring Impact in Learner Support

    The Zenex Foundation shared the results of its High School Learner Programme at a knowledge-sharing breakfast held in Johannesburg during October 2017. They shared the evaluation findings from a high school intervention which had tested whether learner support can improve maths and science outcomes, which was implemented over a 10 year period. Read More
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News

  • Welcome to the first edition of the Zenex Foundation newsletter

    “Knowledge has no value unless you use and share it.” These words from Mehwish Mahrukh encapsulate the Zenex Foundation’s theme in 2018. At the end of 2017, the Zenex Foundation completed a stakeholder survey to gauge our stakeholders' perceptions of the Foundation. The feedback from the survey was intended to inform our future strategy and influence our communications. Among the key findings was a strong call for more frequent and regular information and knowledge about the Foundation’s work, activities and developments. Read More
  • Bittersweet moments: Goodbye Andile and hello to new colleagues

    Zenex Foundation has recently said goodbye to a key staff member who we’ll miss! But we are also happy to welcome some young blood to the team. In April 2018, Zenex bid farewell to Dr Andile Dube, who joined Zenex in 2015 as Senior Programme Manager responsible for Systemic Programmes, and had been promoted to Director of Programmes by the time of her departure. She left Zenex to take on the exciting opportunity of heading up the Vodacom Foundation - Education. Read More
  • The end of an era as Dr Hofmeyr and Sir Oliver retire as Trustees

    The Zenex Foundation bids farewell to two respected and long-serving members of the Board, Dr Jane Hofmeyr and Sir Michael Oliver, who retired as Trustees in 2017 after 20 and 14 years of service respectively. While saying goodbye is never easy, it has afforded their fellow Trustees and staff the opportunity to reflect on decades of meaningful contributions and achievements spearheaded by the two Trustees. As Board members, Jane and Michael have built deep institutional memory which has, over the years, cascaded down to Zenex staff and forms the cornerstone of a solid, stable, yet flexible organisation. Looking back on their tenure has been an exercise in gratitude. Read More
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About us

Our primary goal is the achievement of improved learner performance in Mathematics, Science and Language.

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Programmes

The Foundation’s work is located in four programmes that aim to impact directly on improved learner performance in Mathematics, Science and Language.

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Research & Evaluation Reports

Our research and evaluation studies inform programme development, policy and practice.

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Materials & Resources

We have a range of teaching materials to improve performance in Mathematics, Science and Language among historically disadvantaged learners.

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