Young innovator impresses Richard Branson

S’thembile Cele 2015-06-15 15:23 Zakheni Ngubo. Picture: Supplied A young man from Umlazi, southwest of Durban, has come up with a revolutionary idea to attend to South Africa’s education crisis and its failure to produce pupils who are competent in maths and science. Zakheni Ngubo’s innovativeness has been recognised by renowned international entrepreneur Richard Branson. Keep Reading ..

Mzansi’s top 100: Disruptor, Zakheni Ngubo Founder of Syafunda

“I live by the words: Live and stand for something bigger than yourself,” says Disruptor, Zakheni Ngubo. At school Zakheni Ngubo, 30, struggled with maths – probably because his school didn’t have a maths teacher. His poor maths marks meant that, even with distinctions in four other subjects, he couldn’t attend university. Undeterred, he enrolled Keep Reading ..

CHANGING THE WORLD WITH A CELL PHONE

Mandela Washington Fellow Zakheni Ngubo describes how his business is increasing access to education in South Africa and beyond Access to education should not be limited by where you come from or how much money you have. That’s according to Zakheni Ngubo and the driving force behind Syafunda, a social enterprise started by the Mandela Keep Reading ..

Be more, do more and give more

Virgin Unite Leadership Gatherings Are A Great Way To Connect Like-Minded People Who Hold A Passion For Creating Positive Change In The World. Yesterday Nathaniel Peat Shared Some Of His Learnings From The Week And Today We Want To Introduce You To The Founder Of Syafunda, Zakheni Ngubo. Let’s Start With A Brief Summary Of Keep Reading ..

SOLVING SOUTH AFRICA’S 
EDUCATION CRISIS THROUGH MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

THE DURBAN-BORN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR AIMS TO SOLVE SOUTH AFRICA’S 
EDUCATION CRISIS THROUGH MOBILE TECHNOLOGY Zakheni Ngubo is a busy man. His answer to South Africa’s chronic shortage of decent maths and science teachers is to digitise the school curriculum and create a virtual classroom for the benefit of learners everywhere. Pursuing his dream of developing Keep Reading ..

Making a profit vs making a change

“To register as a non-profit business is unsustainable,” begins Amaphiko academy alumni Zakheni Ngubo. “It’s like going into business with your hands tied behind your back and hoping people feel sorry for you. It just doesn’t work.” It’s a wintry autumn afternoon in downtown Johannesburg – the sun hanging without definition in the sky – Keep Reading ..

How data is empowering the education system in crisis: Finweek

With consistently poor matric results and ongoing conflicts at universities around the country, the South African education system is clearly in crisis. Nowhere is this more evident than in the mathematics and science results, with South African learners constantly ranking among the worst in the world. the 2015/16 World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness report Keep Reading ..