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Educor and Foschini Bursary Partnership

Did you know that Educor and popular retail brand, Foschini have collaborated in a R2 million bursary initiative? Every year, Educor, through it face to face and distance brands, Damelin (part-time), INTEC, Damelin Correspondence College (DCC), DSBI, ICESA, CityVarsity, CityVarsity Online and Central Technical College (CTC) donate R1 million rand to this worthy project, which is matched with an equal contribution from Foschini.  The bursary is open to Foschini Club members only with a bursary to the value of R15 000 each. If a bursary recipient makes contact with your campus or site, we encourage you to input these details correctly and forward the bursary letter to Shantal Maharaj for record keeping.  For enquiries, contact shantal.maharaj@damelin.co.za


Seen is Isaac Letsie one of the bursary recipients

Seen is Isaac Letsie one of the bursary recipients


Giving back to the Sinosizo Siyaphambili Childrens Home

Educor hosted a bake sale at its premises in Pinetown in a bid to assist the Sinosizo Siyaphambili Childrens Home. The event was indeed a success and with the generous contributions from staff, we managed to raise a total of R4450 in cash, which was donated to the Home. In addition, the remaining baked goods and party packs were donated to the children. The children were extremely grateful and we look forward to working with them in future.


Educor hosts Book Drive for Educor Education Foundation Initiative

Educor Head Office dedicated one of its internal staff teambuilding sessions, Connect the Dots, to the Educor Education Foundation. The session was a two-fold donation initiative as books were sold to staff on behalf of the Highway Hospice in order to contribute to the foundation. The books purchased were donated to disadvantaged schools and the proceeds were donated to the hospice.


Inanda Newtown Comprehensive School Lab Revamp

The Foundation revamped two science labs at the Inanda Newtown Comprehensive School. Damaged desks, broken chairs and hollow flooring sadly described the run-down state of the science laboratories however; a complete refurbishment of the rooms gave the school a new ray of hope. The refurbishment included a fresh coat of paint, sanded down and varnished desks, smoothly cemented flooring, new desks and chairs. Educor also assisted with the removal of hazardous chemicals, where chemicals used in experiments could not be discarded safely, due to lack of funds at the school.


Educor sets up Senate for good academic governance

Educor Holdings, Southern Africa’s largest private education group recently held the inaugural meeting of its first Senate.

Internationally, the Senate forms an essential component of University governance and wields significant power and influence. Public universities in South Africa are required to have a Senate as prescribed by section 28 of the Higher Education Act of 1997. Whilst not compulsory for private higher education institutions, Educor is joining many international private providers in a sector that is increasingly recognising the value of having a Senate.

At Educor, the Senate is the foremost advisory and consultative body for academic matters and plays a vital role in academic quality assurance as well as determining and preserving the core academic values of all Educor brands. These include Damelin, a multi-award winning brand, which has been in operation for more than 70 years, CityVarsity, a specialised school in the media and creative fields,  Central Technical College, focusing on engineering and management studies, ICESA, a KZN brand with a full bouquet of courses and INTEC College, Damelin Correspondence College (DCC) and Lyceum College specialising in distance learning.

The Educor Senate, will serve to promote, oversee and regulate all academic matter for these brands, thus ensuring that the highest academic standards are set and maintained across the Group.

Professor Henriette Hay-Swemmer who is Educor’s Chief Academic Head and also Chairperson of the Senate explained, “The Senate within Educor Holdings will make decisions on behalf of the Group as a whole to ensure good academic governance.”  She added that parents and students registered in any of the brands should feel reassured that they are investing in an education provider that is serious about high quality teaching and learning, ensuring regulatory compliance, and which is constantly looking for innovative ways to educate”.

To achieve its objectives the Senate has a number of sub-committees including an Academic Advisory Board, Teaching, Learning and Academic Staff Development, Research and Innovation, Quality Assurance and Enhancement, Programme Development, and Student Academic Affairs.

The Senate includes Professor Henriette Hay-Swemmer (Group Chief Academic Officer), Charles Reeves (Group CEO),Professor Adolf Lowies (Academic Strategist) and Dr Annatjie Erasmus (Group Head of Academic Quality Assurance), as well as other representatives of the academic faculty at Educor.


Nhlanhlayethu High School Book Donation

Nhlanhlayethu High School recently received a library revamp as part of the Foundations donation to the school. The revamp included the installation of a new ceiling and new shelves for the library to make it user-friendly for pupils. Several Educor employees dedicated a few hours of their time to go to the school to help sort, stack and categorise the books in the library.


Educor Holdings Announces New CEO

Educor Holdings, a premier education group comprising of a number of well-known brands across Southern Africa announces the appointment of Charles Reeves as its new Chief Executive Officer for the Group.

A1 Capital, the investment arm of Educor and the Executive board proudly announced the news to its staff and congratulated Charles on 30 September at Educor’s Head Office in Pinetown.

The executive members, pleased to have Charles on board as permanent CEO for the Group explained that finding the right person to steer a ship of this size has been a fundamental decision to the success of Educor and they are confident that Charles is most fitting for the role.

They also reflected on the business of education saying that the industry is complex and always changing, making it difficult to keep up with. However they are amazed at how quickly Charles has adapted in this industry and they look forward to working with him.

Charles who was excited and honoured to receive the news had this to say, “I am truly grateful for this role.  To be given the opportunity to be in the driver’s seat and make and impact in the most talked about sector right now is phenomenal.   Educor is an influential player in the education landscape, and I believe that we have a significant role to play.  I feel humble to be tasked with spearheading such a forward-thinking company and being able to make a difference.”

He further expressed his gratitude by thanking the staff.  He said, “Most importantly I would like to thank all of the staff who from the ground up make Educor a strong team.  The success of Educor’s ability to provide a world-class education service rests in the hands of our employees.”

Charles joined the team on 1 March 2015 as Group Chief Financial Officer and after seven months was appointed as Acting Group CEO.  His role as acting CEO has been to take to the helm of the organisation, to both develop and implement high level strategy and maximise the potential of the business as an entity.

Educor wishes Charles all the best as he embraces this significant role.  His focused approach and open-door communication style encourages effective development of goals and exploration of opportunities relative to the financial success and security of the business.

Educor is indeed a global player with a distinctive passion for education that resonates throughout its brands.  It collectively boasts a lineage of over 350 years in education.  Its brands include Damelin – 70 years, INTEC – 108 years, CityVarsity – 20 years, Damelin Correspondence College – 61 years, Lyceum – 100 years, ICESA – 19 years and Central Technical College – 6 years.

In June 2016, Educor acquired the London College of International Business Studies (LCIBS) and has since been relaunched as a new campus. LCIBS includes a premium executive education range, and will soon be offering postgraduate qualifications, including MBAs.  With a ‘One World, One Classroom’ concept and by using technology as a bridge, South African students can access international qualifications.

The LCIBS model will be replicated across continents with Cape Town, South Africa opening in January 2017 and other international locations later in 2017.  With campuses in London and abroad, Educor is able to offer its students an intercontinental experience, which allows for interaction with an expert flying faculty right at the campus, as well as via virtual classrooms.


Educor Holdings Joins South Africa in Spreading Goodwill on Mandela Day

In celebration of Nelson Mandela Day, Educor Holdings dedicated its 67 minutes to the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation KwaZulu-Natal at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital in Cator Manor. It was a morning filled with a spirit of goodwill and camaraderie. Staff showed their support by handing out grocery hampers to mothers and families in the community affected by children with cancer. They also decorated the children’s rooms with fun and educational imagery and got the humbling opportunity to go on a hospital tour and visit the children in their wards. Every year Educor Holdings pledges financial and in-kind support to a worthy charity and this year we are proud to have made a difference to the CHOC foundation. Regional Manager for CHOC KZN, Agie Govender said that it was an amazing initiative and expressed her gratitude to the Educor team.

Staff decorating the roomsEducor staff together with the mothers who recieved the hampersEducor-CEO-Charles Reeves together with staff