10 February 2020
MANCOSA is a registered private higher education institution based in South Africa, with a large footprint across the Southern African Development Community. MANCOSA was established in 1995 as a post-apartheid empowerment institution offering affordable and accessible management education primarily to persons previously denied access to postgraduate education. Since the inception of the institution, positive societal impact has been at the fore of its agenda and at the core of its operations. MANCOSA’s commitment and contribution to society is guided by it’s Social Purpose Committee, which is mandated to drive it’s social mission aimed at creating both economic and social value.
MANCOSA recently undertook to support a wheelchair-bound educator based at a rural school in Empangeni. Mr Dlamini of Bhekikusasa, a mathematics and science teacher at High School almost lost his life in a shooting incident, which left him paralyzed from the waist, down. In an effort to provide some comfort to Mr Dlamini as an educator, MANCOSA partnered with Bhekikusasa High School to create an enabling teaching environment. Mr Dlamini is now able to access classes with ease, due to the paved pathways between rooms. Furthermore, he now also has a dedicated classroom with new technology such as, a laptop, a projector, a screen and a suitable desk as his workstation. Ms Sibongile Zulu, a mathematics education lecturer from MANCOSA has also partnered with Mr Dlamini to collaborate on innovative teaching methods using technology.
“We are confident that this intervention will improve mathematics results at the school at the time when national results show a drop in the number of learners writing mathematics at Grade 12”, said Zulu.
The principal of the school, Mr Ndlovu, the deputy chair of the SGB, Mr Mtshali, as well the area’s Induna, Mr Mpanza, were all excited and expressed appreciation to MANCOSA for the initiative.