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As the recipients of the biggest slice of this year's budget, the Department of Education must ensure that it strategically allocates the funds and manages them properly to achieve positive outcomes. 

As the recipients of the biggest slice of this year's budget, the Department of Education must ensure that it strategically allocates the funds and manages them properly to achieve positive outcomes. Read More...

 

Historic Durban school‚ Inanda Seminary‚ has teamed up with the Zenex Foundation to launch a pilot teacher-interns project in eight rural primary schools. Launched at Inanda Seminary on Tuesday‚ the programme will see 12 teacher-interns studying towards Bachelor of Education degrees through the University of South Africa placed at eight primary schools in Ndwedwe‚ north of Durban. Read More...

 

  

“While the overall improvement in the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) matric pass rate, including the overall increase in mathematics and physical science pass rates announced yesterday evening, are a welcome step in the right direction, the intense focus on matric results does little to address the long-term challenges facing education in South Africa.” Read more...

A conversation with Dr Fatima Adam, Senior Manager: Communications and Research at the Zenex Foundation on the on the value of the National Senior Certificate. Listen here... (Podcast)

Focus on Matric results is counterproductive to improving overall education results in SA - Zenex Foundation

On Wednesday, 19th October 2016 the Zenex Foundation hosted the “Conversations with Zenex Trustees”, a gathering of education stakeholders in Johannesburg, as a reflective conversation on partnerships and developments in education.

“Our research has shown that we need to address a number of challenges in the way mathematics and science is taught in order to make a tangible difference in the outcomes for learners,” said Thandi Orleyn, Chair of the Zenex Foundation. Read more...

“...We believe the project has the potential to make a significant positive contribution to one of South Africa’s most dire challenges – increasing both participation rates and the number quality passes of disadvantaged Black learners in the important subjects and careers requiring Mathematics and Science at university,” said Thandi Orleyn, chair of the Zenex Foundation. Read more...

Long-standing Zenex Foundation Trustee and South African business and civil society leader, Thandi Orleyn is the new Chair of the Zenex Foundation. She assumed the role in October 2015, succeeding Mr Sizwe Nxasana, who will continue serving on the Board as a Trustee.

Thandi has been a Zenex Trustee since 1997 and has played a central role in providing strategic guidance to the work and programmes of the Foundation over the past 19 years. Her legal and business career of over 30 years spans the Legal Resources Centre, National Director of both the Independent Mediation Service of SA (IMSSA) and the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), and senior partner at the commercial law firm, Routledge Modise (presently known as Hogan Lovells (SA) Inc.).

An executive director and shareholder at Peotona Group Holdings, Thandi is also involved in various community initiatives, including chairing the Legal Resources Trust, Ceramic Foundation, De Beers Fund and the Fort Hare University Council, and now the Zenex Foundation.

A stalwart of transformation and empowerment, Thandi will continue to play a strategic role in spearheading the Foundation in its mission to work in partnership with Government, donors, NGOs, researchers and schools towards improving education outcomes in South Africa. This bodes well for the Foundation as it accelerates its efforts to share evidence-based lessons learnt from independent research and evaluations to contribute to knowledge and capacity in the sector.

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