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Welcome to the future of mobile learning

Features

Download e-Books & Resources

Download e-books, video tutorials, past papers and worksheets from our library of free and premium content ranging from education, entrepreneurship and IT.

Performance Data Analytics

Access and engage directly with top performing students from across the country for efficient bursary, learnership and university placement.

Student Profiles

Create a profile and compete locally and nationally for a top spot in our leaderboards and engage and share information with your peers in other schools

Offline Wireless Functionality

Our Servers are placed in various schools, libraries and community centers allowing you to download all material to your mobile device for free without internet or data.

Scholarship Application Process

Complete monthly assessments and quizzes in Mathematics and Science and we will automatically pair you with the relevant university bursary programs

Video Lessons & Assessments

Stream or download video tutorials from some of the best local teachers in 3 languages on to you mobile device to learn anytime, anywhere and all the time.

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About Us

What We Do

Syafunda is a learning & data management platform providing access to digital content through mobile technology. We integrate the best teaching practices on video, audio and e-books into the school system through a wireless digital library for high school students in a South African context in alignment with the South African curriculum.

Through digital tests we identify, capture and monitor performance data and profile each student for support, career guidance, university and bursary placement while giving our clients and schools real-time feedback and intervention capabilities. In just over 3 years Syafunda become a key player in the education and technology sector ensuring more than 80 000 learners gain access to quality education.


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The Team

Khulile Nondabula
Khulile Nondabula

Head of Operations

A Diplomatic Self Starter, Sales Strategy and Implementation Specialist Business Coach, an Incubation Mentor, a Business Development and Project Manager, a Mediator, a Merchant and a Business Owner.

Zakheni Ngubo
Zakheni Ngubo

Senior Managing Partner

Mandela Washington Fellow, Branson Centre Alumni & mentor & A member of Sir Richard Branson’s Disrupting for Good leadership gathering on Necker Island. Alumnus of Red Bull Amaphiko & Mzansi's top 100 disruptor.

Themba Mlokoti
Themba Mlokoti

Head of Video Production

Former video editor and video content developer for Live Magazine SA. has done project with Red Bull, Ekasi +, Virgin Unite and Livity Africa. Has also worked in movie productions like Dark Branches and The Maze Runner.

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Our Mentors and Advisors

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    Marlon Parker

    Founder at R Labs and AshokaFellow

    Former CEO of Mxit reach, Ashoka Fellow and founder of R labs. Lead SA award winner, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and Mail and Guardian's 1 of 300 top young South Africans.

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    Palesa Mabidilala

    Director at Spark International

    Country Director - Spark International, Former Chief Executive Officer at EnziAfrica, Director of Entrepreneur Services at Endeavor and Investment Manager at GroFin.

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    Tinashe Ruzane

    Mergers and Acquisitions Manager at Delloite

    leads Uber Vehicle Solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, Awethu's Head of Business Development & Special Projects, Deloitte Senior Strategy & Innovation Consultant.

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    Alana Bond

    Owner and MD at Simanye

    Owner and Managing Director at Simanye Economic and Empowerment Development, Co-Founder of Impact Hub, former Managing Director at Bravura Consulting and Accenture.

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    Gavin Weale

    Founder and MD at Live Magazine / Livity Africa

    An award-winning social entrepreneur, Founder and Managing Director, Live Magazine & Digify Africa - ‎Livity Africa Red Bull Amaphiko Mentor and Shuttleworth Fellow.

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    Sibusiso Khanyile

    Award winning math teacher and author

    Deputy Principal at Lamontville High School, Math teacher and instructor for the SAICA Saturday classes, Engen Saturday classes and resident reach Math teacher on Ukhozi FM.

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    Simon Sinek

    Best Selling Author and Ted Fellow

    Best selling author, TED Fellow, business and leadership consultant for Disney, Microsoft, Pfizer and the US Military. he has also worked with Euro RSCG and Ogilvy & Mather.

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    Ross Baird

    Founder and CEO at Village Capital

    Founder and CEO of Village Capital and Former Associate with First Light Ventures. He has a MPhil from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar, a Truman Scholar and a Jefferson Scholar.

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    Dr Andy Walshe

    High Performance Director at Red Bull

    A globally recognized leader and expert in the field of elite human performance and management and elite performance via personal and organizational strategies.

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    Ian Calvert

    Project Manager at Red Bull Amaphiko

    Former Board Director at Ogilvy at Co-Founder of Instant Grass, founding partner at Lowe Bull Calvert Pace and current project leader for Red Bull Amaphiko

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    Ketso Gordhan

    CEO at PPC Cement

    Former Chief Executive Officer of PPC LTD, Director General | Department of Transport and Executive Director: Black Economic Empowerment | RMB HOLDINGS LTD

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    Jamie Martin

    Founder at Injini

    Special Adviser to UK Secretary of State for Education, Education specialist at BCG, Deloitte in UK & Middle East and Africa Strategy Adviser to international education companies & VC funds

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Jobs

  • User Interface Designer

    Job Description
    The designer will be responsible for creating exceptional experiences for users of the client’s digital products, utilizing user analysis, psychology, visual communication techniques, storytelling, and user flows. The areas of focus may include content, controls, visual design and development, information architecture, user research, branding and customer/technical support.
     
    Skills Required
    At least two to four years' working experience in mobile UX design, visual design.
    Understanding of usability and interaction design concepts
    Knowledge of wireframing/prototyping software, e.g. Axure, Sketch, Balsamiq, Zeplin, Invision, UXPin, Framer.
    Knowledge of graphic software packages, e.g. Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
    Understanding of graphic design and layout principles, UI design.

  • Web Designer

    Job Description
    We are currently looking for an experienced web/multimedia designer to join the digital team. The candidate will report to the digital manager and assist in the building and maintenance of the firm’s websites, and general web/online maintenance duties.
     
    Skills Required
    Minimum 3 years working experience in digital media
    Experience essential in;
    Adobe Suite (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
    XHTML, HTML5, WordPress, CSS and jQuery/JavaScript

  • Network and Hardware Engineer

    Job Description
    Looking for a Network Engineer to develop, manage and maintain a high quality Information Technology (IT) and network infrastructure for content distribution and automated data upload to meets the business requirements and client’s expectations. This includes a day to day routine operations, maintenance and Network and hardware intergration solutions to meet the needs and objective of the business and schools.
     
    Skills Required
    Service desk experience
    5 Years’ experience in a similar position / environment
    Advanced Computer Literacy

  • Business Development Officer

    Job Description
    The successful candidate will join a dynamic and quickly developing department. Therefore, aspects of the job specification may adapt over time in order to reflect the needs of the insitution. While not exhaustive, the following list of responsibilities gives an overview of the key aspects of the role:
    a) Maintaining and Developing Existing Business Partnerships Managing the existing business partnerships and refining the current partnership model
    b) Identifying and Building New Business Partnerships, Recruiting new business partners and identifying future opportunities.
    c) Supporting External Relations via networking and social media
    d) Supporting Internal Processes to run smoothly by supporting effective internal processes
     
    Skills Required
    Experience of developing and maintaining effective partnerships with corporate clients.
    Evidence of network building in a previous role
    Results driven, dynamic, enterprising and flexible
    Polished communication skills, both verbally and in writing
    Commitment to aims of Researchers in Schools
    Experience of working in either a school, university or education-sector organisation
    Experience working with SETAs and training organisations

  • Hardware Technician

    Job Description
    Syafunda is looking for Support Technicians to join our Regional Network Operations in providing our schools with tech support. In this role, you will be part of the team providing our clients with comprehensive, pro-active technical after-sales support services. Extensive in-house training will be provided to the successful individuals. Note: This role is ideally suited to candidates who have approx. 2 years experience in a customer support position.
     
    Skills Required
    Previous working experience in a customer support position
    Experience with mail systems administration
    Exposure to Mimecast and/or G-Suite administration an advantage.
    Experience administering local network, servers and desktops.
    General Cloud Experience a plus.
    Exchange 2010 and higher experience a plus.
    IT tertiary qualification

 

Internship Opportunities

We are looking for passionate young people in IT, Content Production and Digital Marketing to join our 6 Month paid internship program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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    We are always on a lookout for amazing teachers, publishers and organizations to work with in developing content that will inspire, empower and educate our students in a wide range of issues from academia, entrepreneurship, IT, career guidance and life skills. Please subscribe on our website and we will keep you informed of teacher auditions taking place and our content partnership proposals. Alternatively we are more than happy to hear from you via email or telephone for any exciting projects we can get involved in.

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  • Can my company get involved? Useful! Not useful!

    We are running a campaign called “Adopt A School” where organizations, public or private, non-profit organizations and individuals can adopt a school by covering the costs of setting up and managing a Syafunda Digital Library in a school or center of their choosing to allow over 1 500 students to gain access to the best digital education content in the country not only in Mathematics and Science but also in digital skills, entrepreneurship and career guidance. We will provide monthly analytics and student data to sponsors for impact assessment, marketing and public relations purposes.

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    The Syafunda Digital library helps in putting together a repository of the best educational content CAPS aligned in Mathematics and Science but also in digital skills training, entrepreneurship and career guidance to assist students and teachers access this content without the cost of internet, data and printing paper. The schools can also upload their own content ranging from homework, notes and assessments they wish to distribute to their students. Registered teachers are given access to real time data and analytics to keep track of their students’ activity and performance. Assessments in multiple choice are loaded into the system and marked electronically to assist teachers with marking and compiling reports. Our school server covers a school-wide radius of 200 meters to allow teachers, students and community members unrestricted 24 hour access

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    We source and develop content with some of the best performing teachers in the country which can be very helpful in reviewing alternative teaching methods used by other teachers. This resource also helps your students download and use materials at home to assist them with homework and revision. As a teacher you can also upload your own notes, handouts and materials for your students to download and access digitally which can help cut printing costs. You will also get real-time access to data analytics on usage and performance of your students. Registered teachers are given access to real time data and analytics to keep track of their student’s activity and performance. Assessments in multiple choice are loaded into the system and marked electronically to assist teachers with marking and compiling reports. We also provide a battery powered offline hand held digital library that a teacher can own and travel with in between classes, edit, upload and share content with their students.

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    More than 91% of learners in South Africa fail high school Math and Science due to shortages of teachers, text books, overcrowding and teacher training in rural and township schools across the country with 78% owning or having access to a mobile device at home or school. We produce interactive video tutorials in local languages with some of the best teachers in the country, and distribute them directly to learner’s mobile devices for free through a wireless network located in High Schools. Through online tests and assessments we use analytics to identify, capture and monitor performance data and profile each student for support, career guidance, and university scholarship placement for as little as R199 for the whole year unlimited access your child will have access to all video material along with textbooks, past papers, worksheets and assessments to use anywhere, anytime and all the time.

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4th Floor Samro House
73 Juta Street
Braamfontein
Johannesburg
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Phone

+27  72 584 1993

+27 76 065 8048

Email

nzakheni@syafunda.co.za

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