In-Pursuit Of Excellence. www.ipex.org.za firstname.lastname@example.org. IPEX Background.
IPEX is an education initiative within the Eastern Cape community- specifically to influence learners to embrace excellence in their academics. This is an initiative intended to redress the educational needs of the learners at primary & high school level.
We see beyond the current circumstances, we envision the Eastern Cape community that is known for its dynamic learners that are highly motivated, taking full responsibility for their well-doing in academics.
Our community shall be known for its unity where education has played a massive role in bringing our communities together.
We are committed to cause dynamic change to our community learners through shaping their mind-set and empowering them to see value in their abilities to excel academically.
Mdantsane is the 2nd biggest Township in South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape- with population of 400 000 people.
This covers the Scholars at Grade 5-9
Major emphasis is placed on the building and training effective communication skills that include reading, writing, speaking and presenting.
Mathematics is also our main focus area at the Junior Phase.
This covers the Scholars at Grade 10-12
Here we teach all the Subjectsoffered at school except for Languages:
Mathematics, History , Geography, Accounting, Physical Science, Life Sciences, Mathematical Literacy, Tourism, Economics and Business Studies
IPEX is run by the Executive Team of young people under the guidance and strategic direction of the Founder, Sitembele James who plays more of a mentoring role.
IPEX Advisory Board comprises of Professionals who are mostly from the Eastern Cape. They guide the Executive Team and provide support on matters relating to strategy, legal & compliance, Financial management and business development.
The Operations Team & IPEX Legends are responsible for the organising of Academic interventions, communicating with the Schools and the Scholars.
IPEX Executive Team
IPEX Advisory Board
Mr S. DayileCA(SA)
Mr B. RoyoCA(SA)
Ms S. Kala- Mckinsey
Mr S. Swazi- Departmnt of Basic Education
Mr P. Jaxa- LLB, Theology
AyabongaLolo- Chief Executive Officer
Atabile Holiday- Managing Director
Sitembele James- Founding Director
ZintleMbatani- Director: Academics
Lihle Jacobs- Executive Director
KhonayeDapula- Executive Director
SizoMgubuli- Finance Director
SikelelwaNgalwa- Director: Development
ZiyandaSimandla – Admin Manager
ThandoSimatu- IPEX Legends President
PapamaSotyantya- Admin Assistant
HlumileZozo- PR Manager
NonhlanhlaTungela- Brand Ambassardor
XolaSodladla- Finance Admin
XolelaniSodladla- Finance Admin
IPEX is a registered NPO. The registration number is 120-609 NPO.
IPEX was included in the register of registered NPOs on 8 May 2013. We immediately lodged the tax-exemption and PBO application with SARS as soon as IPEX was registered as an NPO.
IPEX operates within the premises of the adopted Schools in N.U 8 in Mdantsane Township. We would like to thank the Principals and Management of the 2 adopted Schools:
Gcobani Senior Primary School- Ms M. Mjila
Nyameko High School- Mr M Fulani : contact 043 762 114
A bit of History about Mdantsane Township
The township of Mdantsane, situated between East London and King William's Town, has its roots in the apartheid era and is the second largest township in South Africa after Soweto, and is now home to about 400 000 people.
Established in 1962 as part of the government's racist apartheid policies to provide living space for cheap African labour, the original inhabitants are people who were forcibly removed from the East Bank a multiracial residential area in East London. The aim was to create a fully-fledged town, semi-autonomous but economically integrated into white urban areas and originally 300 low cost homes were built just west of the East London suburbs and in 1963 its first inhabitants moved in.
Mdantsane formed part of the Ciskei, an apartheid structure and an independent province, before being re-incorporated into the Eastern Cape. Mdantsane is divided into eighteen zones but is still undergoing expansion. There is formal trading which is housed in the recently built shopping malls.
We would love to hear from you. Please contact us. Send your comments. Talk to us about collaborations and assist us where you can.
We have learnt a thing or two along the way. Please ask us for advise relating to NPO registration, SARS PBO registration, Forming effective relationships with School Management and Community Leaders and Parents. We do not claim to be Experts in the Education field but certainly we have learnt a thing or two.
073 0706 113
083 361 8922
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