The Zenex Foundation  provides financial resources and engages proactively with programmes to empower disadvantaged learners, teachers and schools through education and training, backed by a rigorous evaluation, research and development pillar. The Foundation values innovation and prizes highly its partnership with government, donors and service providers.  The Zenex Foundation has distinguished itself from other grant-making bodies by committing its entire budget strictly to the fields of Mathematics, Science and language education in South Africa. The impact of this expenditure has been evaluated through extensive and independent monitoring and evaluation.

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enhancing-the-impact-of-school-improvement-interventions-a-seminar-on-lessons-from-a-school-development-programmeThe Zenex Foundation hosted a seminar on 16 August 2013 to share some of the lessons emanating from its School Development Programme. These lessons were drawn from the evaluation study that was commissioned alongside the Programme. The seminar was attended by approximately 60 people from donor agencies, NGOs, government and academic institutions. The seminar focused on exploring some of the key lessons around overall Programme design; the design of the Numeracy/Mathematics, Literacy/English and...
creating-a-chain-for-tertiary-accessThe Zenex Foundation held a Tertiary Access Dialogue on 14 May 2013. The Dialogue brought together donors who fund learner bursaries for school and tertiary education and provide other types of support (career guidance, bridging and life skills, university and bursary applications, academic, psycho-social, medical) for learners. Participants included stakeholders from tertiary institutions; government institutions that provide learnership programmes and NGOs. The purpose of the Dialogue was to...

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The second South African Basic Education Conference aims to support and channel joint efforts by providing a platform for dialogue between researchers and practitioners in the education sector and thereby help "Improve education through stakeholder collaboration".


  • Behind the matric results: The story of maths and science
    "South African matrics are passing at a higher rate. But this good news does not translate for the level of…

    Written on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 11:41
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  • Evidence-based development
    How can practitioners use research, evidence and existing data better in planning and implementing development projects? Corporate social investment (CSI)…

    Written on Thursday, 05 December 2013 11:55
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  • Zenex partnership with BANKSETA
    The Zenex Foundation is proud to announce an exciting new partnership venture with the BANKSETA for the Zenex Learner Programme.…

    Written on Thursday, 24 October 2013 15:25
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  • Making learning fun
    Following on the success of 2012, a Zenex Foundation-supported learner has once again featured in the Top 100 of the…

    Written on Thursday, 24 October 2013 15:19
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