• The Zenex Foundation produced a Literature Review of Coaching in Education, drawing on international literature and the evaluations. The review provides a comprehensive background on practices and approaches to coaching as a way to inform the policy, practice, funding and research of future coaching interventions in South Africa. Read More
  • An appreciation of language and literacy through the arts

    An appreciation of language and literacy through the arts

  • Meet the Zenex team, staff of Zenex Foundation 2019

    Meet the Zenex team, staff of Zenex Foundation 2019

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  • The Zenex Foundation produced a Literature Review of Coaching in Education, drawing on international literature and the evaluations. The review provides a comprehensive background on practices and approaches to coaching as a way to inform the policy, practice, funding and research of future coaching interventions in South Africa. Read More
  • An appreciation of language and literacy through the arts

    An appreciation of language and literacy through the arts

  • Meet the Zenex team, staff of Zenex Foundation 2019

    Meet the Zenex team, staff of Zenex Foundation 2019

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News

  • The role of philanthropy in facilitating government adoption: Lessons shared at an international funder’s conference

    How best can philanthropy facilitate government adoption? This was the theme of the International Education Funders Group (IEFG) Conference held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in November 2019. Participants gathered to discuss the role that foundations can play in facilitating governments’ adoption of evidence-based education models and solutions.  Read More
  • Addressing South Africa's burning platform of illiteracy through promoting reading

    September is celebrated as Literacy Month globally, with special importance given to International Literacy Day on 8 September. As part of the festivities, South Africa also celebrates National Book Week, an initiative of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture. All of these initiatives raise awareness about the importance of literacy and instil a culture and love of reading.  Read More
  • Promoting indigenous languages in South Africa

    On Heritage Day, President Cyril Ramaphosa described the promotion of indigenous languages as an important means of preserving South Africa’s heritage. His emphasis is not only in line with the declaration by the United Nations proclaiming 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages but also laudable and appropriate in a country whose constitution protects the rights of all languages. Language has the power to promote social cohesion in South Africa’s multicultural context and can also play a fundamental part in building a human rights culture in our country. However, there is a complex interrelationship between language, heritage and culture in South Africa and we need equitable space for indigenous languages to grow and create value. We preserve and develop language through writing, reading and speaking, and thus the role of education is central when considering how best to ensure that a range of languages flourish.  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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