Our Vision

South Africa is virtually unique among upper-middle-income countries in that most of our children (78%) do not learn to read for meaning in the first three years of school. Without this core skill, they fall further and further behind as they are promoted into higher grades.

1All South African children can read for meaning by the end of grade 3.
2All Grade R-3 teachers are well-equipped to teach children how to read by 2023.

The Team

Nic Spaull Nic Spaull Executive Director View Nwabisa Makaluza Nwabisa Makaluza Head of Research View Nangamso Mtsatse Nangamso Mtsatse Head of Relations View Jolene Gallet Jolene Gallet Acting COO View Khanya Mpahlwa Khanya Mpahlwa Lead Editor View Julia Maphutha Julia Maphutha Head of Sepedi View Zuks Emmanuel Zuks Emmanuel Editor and Media View Thina Daniel Thina Daniel Assistant Editor View Vusumzi Mkhangeli Vusumzi Mkhangeli Media and App View Xolisa Kamteni Xolisa Kamteni Graphic Designer View Ntsika Kitsili Ntsika Kitsili Coach View Ingrid Sapire Ingrid Sapire Head of Maths View Lynn Bowie Lynn Bowie Maths Specialist View Phinda Kula Phinda Kula Media Support View Ayanda Mtsatse Ayanda Mtsatse Program Manager View Clare Verbeek Clare Verbeek University Partnerships View Glory Maxakana Glory Maxakana Coach View Lucille Moleko Lucille Moleko Learning Designer View Luleka Sonjika Luleka Sonjika Coach View Mark Tomlinson Mark Tomlinson Head of ECD View Permie Isaac Permie Isaac Coach View Sarah Murray Sarah Murray Head of Content View Siphokazi Gwentshula Siphokazi Gwentshula Administrator View Thobeka Ndamase Thobeka Ndamase Coach View Tutula Diniso Tutula Diniso Coach View Phuti Masenya Phuti Masenya Coach View Vuyolwethu Notholi Vuyolwethu Notholi ECD Specialist View Portia October Portia October Literacy Specialist View Zaza Lubelwana Zaza Lubelwana Head of EC Intervention View Kamzati Mphalalo Kamzati Mphalalo Eastern Cape Office Administrator Assistant View Paballo Modingoane Paballo Modingoane Sepedi Video Editor View Phoebe Sibomana Phoebe Sibomana Office Administrator View Este Buchholz Este Buchholz HR and Organisational Design View

Shared Services

Letlotlo Belebesi Letlotlo Belebesi Accountant View Natasha Barker Natasha Barker Head of Finance and Operations View Cwayita Baliso Cwayita Baliso Junior Accountant View Mpho Rapholo Mpho Rapholo Financial Manager View Linzi Isaacs Linzi Isaacs HR Manager View


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