There has been extensive coverage in the press regarding the education standards in South Africa where education and finance ministers are being taken to court over poor standards at state schools.

With this in mind, the SA Business Club is honoured to be hosting the former Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka who will be addressing the Club on 4 April 2012 on, How can we improve the quality of education delivered in South African schools?

Mlambo-Ngcuka was appointed Deputy President in June 2005, when she replaced Jacob Zuma after he was dismissed from the post by the president Thabo Mbeki on allegations of corruption charges in 2005.

She was the first woman to hold this position. In February 2006, as Deputy President she formally launched the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (ASGISA), and the Joint Initiative on Priority Skills Acquisition (JIPSA) was established a month later to address scarce and critical skills needed to meet ASGISA’s objectives.

She is the Founder and Executive Chairperson of Umlambo Foundation that invests in leadership and development of school principles to improve the quality of education in public schools. She also played a pivotal role in developing the ‘Link Umlambo Trust’ in partnership with Link Community Develoment (LCD), working with Ministry of Education to improve the quality of education in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa and Uganda.

4 April 2012

Deloitte, 2 New Street Square London EC4A 3BZ

18h15 – 21h30

Members Cost: £0

Members’ Guest Cost: £20

Vistor (Non-member) Cost: £3


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