Brand South Africa joins hands with Partners for Possibility


Johannesburg, Thursday 3 November 2016 – Brand South Africa will join hands with Partners for Possibility at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Thursday 10 November 2016 to call on CEO’s, business leaders and executives to play their part to build a sustainable education system.

Partners for Possibility is a creative solution to South Africa’ education crisis. It is a co-action, co-learning partnership between school principals and business leaders, enabling social cohesion through partnerships, and empowering principals to become change leaders in their schools and communities. The Partners for Possibility programme facilitates cross-sectoral reciprocal partnerships between business, government and civil society.

As a co-action, co-creation partnership, Partners for Possibility calls on CEOs and business leaders to contribute a mere 150 hours a year towards developing the capability of school principals to govern their schools in an efficient and effective way. Empowerment of principals is key to building schools able to execute their mandates to develop the young minds of South Africa.

Speaking about the partnership, Brand South Africa’s CEO Dr Kingsley Makhubela says, “Brand South Africa is pleased to partner with Partners for Possibility in calling on CEO’s, business leaders and executives to play their part for the future of our young people. Brand South Africa is pleased that Partners for Possibility works with school principals to bring about systemic and durable change in the level of education our young people receive.”

The Director and Founder of Partners for Possibility, Ms Louise an Rhyn has described the partnership with Brand South Africa as a strategic one. “It is inspiring that the agency mandated to position South Africa as a competitive Nation Brand has chosen to work with Partners for Possibility in this way. The level of education and skills in a country is critical to a nation’s competitiveness and I am honoured that Brand South Africa is a partner to Partners for Possibility.”

Media is invited to participate in an engaging programme as follows:

Date : Thursday 10 November 2016
Time : 09h00-11h00
Venue : Nelson Mandela Foundation
107 Central Street
Contact/RSVP : Tsabeng Nthite on 076 371 6810

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