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2018 MARKS A YEAR OF TREMENDOUS CHANGE FOR THE EFL INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Published Bernice on Friday, December 14, 2018

EduSA has reached a number of milestones in 2018 and we are excited to announce the new EXCO members for 2019, as well as our first full-time CEO.

Looking back at the challenges that the South African EFL Industry has faced over the past 2 decades, we can confirm that our schools are finally accredited with the relevant government departments.

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) have recognized language schools as learning institutions in South Africa.

The above recognition is bound to have a massive impact on the shape of the EFL Industry in South Africa and also on a global scale. The above development has created room for even more advancement.

We are also proud to announce that the new Executive Committee (EXCO) has been elected at our AGM on the 30 November 2018. Johannes Kraus (Kurus English), the Chairperson, has been re-elected to lead the association for the year to come. Phillip McIntyre (Good Hope Studies), the Vice Chairperson, continues with the portfolio of treasurer, Dr Trish Cooper takes care of memberships, Ilse Liebenberg (Oxford English Academy) has joined to work with Marketing and Craig Leith (EC English Cape Town) leads all special projects.

Vivi van Ketel (Avenue English) serves as the Gauteng Representative and Shaun Fitzhenry (Bay Language Institute) represents the Eastern Cape Region. Furthermore, EduSA has also shown commitment to the development of the industry in South Africa by employing Ryan Peters, former General Manager at the Language Teaching Centre (LTC), in Cape Town, as its first full-time CEO. Having a full-time employee allows the industry the necessary cultivation and this change has been welcomed by the members of our association.

Johannes Kraus, re-elected chair of the association stated: “ We can be proud of the development of our association; first time government registration in the history of the EFL industry in South Africa plus we have employed a full-time CEO for the association from 1 st of December onwards. We are very happy to welcome Ryan Peters, who has vast experience in the industry and who is willing to take on this challenge during these exciting times. We look forward to further grow and develop our industry in 2019!”

“I am delighted to take on the role of CEO of EduSA and I look forward to the growth of this sector. The EFL Industry in South Africa looks promising and our member schools have shown their dedication. It is an honour to be the first employee of EduSA.” Ryan Peters – CEO.

For further information, feel free to contact EduSA on info@edusouthafrica.com



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