‘’We Started a Reading Revolution!’’ says Grassy Park principal

‘’We Started a Reading Revolution!’’ says Grassy Park principal The recent Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) assessment is a stark reminder of just how far South Africa’s youth are lagging behind. A staggering 81 % of Grade 4 learners cannot read for meaning in any language. While low literacy rates among our youth […]

Pimville School Goes to New Heights Under Dynamic Leader

Pimville School Goes to New Heights Under Dynamic Leader Principal Richard Masemola of Emshukantambo Secondary reveals how developing his leadership skills through Citizen Leader Lab has taken his school to a whole new level. Citizen Leader Lab is an award-winning leadership development organisation that builds leadership capacity in the citizenry of South Africa. It’s 12-month […]

KZN school mobilises community to replace dangerous pit latrines

KZN school mobilises community to replace dangerous pit latrines In 2014, five-year-old Michael Komape fell into a pit latrine and drowned at Mahlodumela Primary in Limpopo. Three years later, Siyamthanda Mtunu died after the walls of a pit toilet collapsed on him at Dalasile Primary School in the Eastern Cape. Tragedy struck again when in […]

Transforming a KwaMashu School: Part Two

Transforming a KwaMashu School: Part Two It is well-recognised that the key differentiator between successful and unsuccessful schools is the strength of the leadership of the school principal. So, when the opportunity arose to participate in Citizen Leader Lab’s award-winning Partners for Possibility leadership development programme, Principal Nkosinathi Ngubane of Bonisanani Senior in Ntuzuma, KwaMashu […]

Transforming a KwaMashu School: Part One

Transforming a KwaMashu School: Part One In a country in which a lack of quality education for all learners and our status as the world’s most unequal society intersect, business leaders are teaming up with school principals of under resourced public schools to impact the system and create change. Taegan Devar, an Industrial and Organisational […]

Thabong school recognised at Free State district education awards

Thabong school recognised at Free State district education awards Principal of Nanabolela Secondary goes above and beyond to ensure learners’ success Nanabolela Secondary’s Class of 2022 was recognised for their outstanding matric results by the Free State Department of Education in February. Sibi Mokhothu, Principal of Nanabolela Secondary, is currently a participant on the Partners […]

Leaders for Education set to transform schools, businesses and communities

Leaders for Education set to transform schools, businesses and communities Citizen Leader Lab officially launched Leaders for Education in March this year, bringing together public school principals and business leaders to collectively address the challenges that the schools face. Leaders for Education is a refresh of the highly acclaimed Partners for Possibility programme. It builds […]

Empowering School Leaders Through Financial Management

Empowering School Leaders Through Financial Management Citizen Leader Lab is delighted to collaborate with leading professional services firm, Deloitte Africa, to introduce an exclusive Financial Management Series designed for school principals and bursars. The virtual series aims to equip school principals and bursars with essential knowledge and critical skills for effective financial management of public […]

Public and Private Sector Leaders Bring Change to MosselBay School

Public and Private Sector Leaders Bring Change to MosselBay School The school principal’s world is one where challenges are a constant presence. The story of Mathemba Lolwana, the dedicated principal of TM Ndanda Primary in Isinyoka, Mosselbay, reaffirms that partnerships between different sectors are indeed transformative. Facing a host of challenges at his school, Lolwana […]