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Business Talk – Yandiswa Xhakaza on the success of UCT’s new online high school

Yandiswa Xhakaza is the Director of the UCT Online High School and is passionate about helping children reach their full potential through education.

She earned her Bachelor of Education Degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from Wits University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pretoria.

She also accrued experience as a programme facilitator at Wits and the Gauteng Department of Education.

She then worked as an executive director at Akhani Social Development Management and was the founding head and CEO of the Arrow Academy.

Xhakaza experienced the issues of an unequal education system first-hand as a child, and this has inspired her to dedicate her life to helping young South Africans access high-quality education at scale.

In this episode of Business Talk, Xhakaza explains why UCT decided to launch an online high school.

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She unpacks the high standard of education the school offers, as well as the school’s other benefits when compared to traditional in-classroom schooling.

Xhakaza then discusses the number of enrolments the school has achieved so far, as well as its future plans in this regard.

She expands on the response the school has received from parents and learners since its launch and concludes by discussing the school’s ambitions for the years ahead.

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The full interview with Yandiswa Xhakaza from the UCT Online High School is embedded below.

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