About Ibanga Academy
We understand that we are changing lives for better. With skill, passion and drive we are committed to improving and uplifting people’s lives, stimulating business and growing the economy through world class training.
Our vision is to be the leading academy that provides quality education programmes to produce leaders of high calibre who stand out in the crowd.
Our is mission to provide the state of the art facility for quality online and on site educational programmes to meet modern day challenges in South Africa and beyond. We strive to provide our learners with user-friendly technology and online assistance suitable for all age groups. Anyone can study with us with or without matric.
The following associates and stakeholders are key to the success of our academy, without them, we would not be able to continue to provide education and training of such high quality to our learners, it is an honour to collaborate with them on this journey to success.
- EThekwini Municipality
- Government Setas
- Zwelamanzi Trading, Johannesburg and EThekwini Municipality
- AfricaKidsCode, Johannesburg Municipality
- Zikhulise Community Upliftment, City of uMhlathuze Municipality
- Jesus Worship Center, Ulundi Municipality
- Board of Directors
- Management Team
We always work with a great team
Our team comprises of directors and associates who are experts and professionals in the Education, Engineering, Training, Creative and Development Industries.
OUR CORE VALUES
- Service Delivery
- Good work Ethic
When I started this journey, it was mostly to help introduce rural crafters and artists to the mainstream economy. It all began when I worked as an Education Officer for Durban Arts Association. I aslo worked as a Community Reporter for D’Arts Magazine under the leadership and mentorship of Caroline Smart, a really smart lady. As I travelled to rural communities looking for authentic artists and crafters to write stories about, I was exposed to a massive amount of talent that was hidden in rural communities in the hands of women and men who created stunning pieces of art and craft but had no market for them.
I then partnered with the then TBDC, Thekwini Business Development Centre, now called SEDA who offered finance and business education to emerging entrepreneurs.
I then got permission from the Mayor’s Office to organise local and international markets for them. Soon, the Department of Economic Development invited me to present my ideas to a team of delegates from the British High Commission, who had come to South Africa in search for ways to create inclusive towns. I was then invited to present a paper on ‘Inclusive Towns’ in Huddersfied UK Creative Towns Conference.