Leading | Connecting | Learning

Education Partners

Partnering, sharing and working together

to influence and impact language and mathematics


Leading  |  Connecting  |  Learning

The Zenex Foundation commitment to partner with stakeholders to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on education delivery and outcomes in South Africa

“At this time, more than any other, we are reminded of the words of Madiba, when he said: “It is now in your hands.”

– President Cyril Ramaphosa, 24 May 2020

The Zenex Foundation is an independent grant-maker

established in 1995 to improve language and mathematics education in South Africa through supporting the delivery of evidence-based learning, monitoring and evaluation programmes across South Africa.

The Zenex Foundation is responding to the impact of COVID-19 on education at a number of levels.

Our grant-making approach

  • Identified clear focus areas,
  • Exploring new initiatives to curb the impact of the pandemic in the education sector;
  • Rapid, but thorough project approval cycle, underpinned by the principle of

Commitment to our partners and beneficiaries

  • Managing current grants and projects and determining the impact of the pandemic on our partners’ operations,
  • Utilising existing capacity,
  • Ensuring sustainability of sector partners,
  • Supporting new thinking and ways of working.

Partnering in interventions and participating in various local and international forums

  • learn and share information,
  • ensure our own efforts are co-ordinated and aligned,
  • keep informed and connected, and
  • provide leadership and counsel in sector.

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Our Focus Areas

Early Grade Language and Mathematics

Senior Phase English and Mathematics

Thought Leadership