Our own Rachel's Angels trustee, Rolene Liebenberg, spoke to Kieno Kammies on CapeTalk radio about another impactful programme she spearheads.

Trainee teachers at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) are exploring the nuances of classroom life beyond what is required or offered by their curriculum.

The project, titled Immersing pre-service teachers to learn lessons, allows extended exposure to a group of learners and a chance to better understand their own challenges as well as those of whom they are teaching.

Listen to the interview now:


Read the CapeTalk article here.

Friday, 24 July 2015 13:51

Die Son: Winterskool se engele gee hoop

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Dr Michael le Cordier shared some insights with Die Son newspaper about our Angel's Winter School at the end of June.  Their sheer dedication to their academics during the school holidays cannot be matched and made us tremendously proud.  Read the article feature HERE.

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Something big is heading for Gansbaai and surrounds! It’s time for the bi-annual Media24 Rachel’s Angels Market Day: The 2015 event will take place at Gansbaai Academia on Saturday 16 May and the Market Day will offer a host of stalls and entertainment for all ages.

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Sunday, 15 February 2015 16:52


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At the end of 2014 one of our programme schools, Eben Donges Hoërskool, and their partner school, Klein Nederburg Secondary, paid a visit to the Taal Monument, Paarl.

Each of our 20 programme schools is assigned an outreach partner school during their time as part of the Rachel's Angels Trust programme.

We've a couple of photos available in our gallery.

Media24's Rachel's Angels program has been making a difference in the lives of learners and students since 2007 and continues to inspire a new generation into further education.

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A total of 138 students from 20 Western Cape schools and 140 students from the University of Stellenbosch were involved in the 2012/2013 cycle.

Sunday, 21 April 2013 00:00


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Newly appointed Media24 chairperson Professor Rachel Jafta. While reading for her doctorate, she mastered Italian in just six months. Picture: Michael Hammond

From picking and selling apricots in the Boland, Rachel Jafta is now soaring.

There was a time when Rachel Jafta cut apricots in a fruit factory in Tulbagh, Western Cape. It was a long time ago, but she remembers it well.

Working during holidays and night shifts, that's how this child of the Boland scraped the cents together for her economics degree: oneapricot after the other. Years later, she was back at that factory – as a director of the Langeberg Co-operative. "That was quite an experience for me. I was humbled because that's where I had started . . ."

Full circle.

When the Media24 board announced last Wednesday that Professor Rachel Jafta is its new chairperson, it was full circle for her again.

Saturday, 05 March 2011 00:00


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 Die Rachel’s Angels van Schoonspruit Sekondêre Skool van Malmesbury is, van links, Wade Lewis, Jaimee Lategan, Arnene Koopman (agter), Ray-Lin Pietersen, Bronwen Dickson, Jade Larey en Jerobiam Julies.

Die Swartland sê die Boland die stryd aan in die strewe om die beste entrepreneurs op te lewer op die Rachel's Angels-markdag.

KaapRapport nooi alle Wes-Kapenaars om te kom kyk hoe Bergrivier Sekondêr van Wellington en Schoonspruit Sekondêr van Wellington mekaar opdreun op dié dag, wat op 26 Maart by Bernadino Heights Sekondêr in Kraaifontein gehou word.

Die Angels-leerlinge van Bergrivier het hul kreatiewe vaardighede losgelaat en gaan juwelekissies en wynrakke verkoop wat hulle self gemaak het.

Schoonspruit se Angels het ook handvaardig geraak en fotorame en T-hemde gemaak. Hulle loot ook 'n verskeidenheid pryse, soos 'n Karoo-lam, uit.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 00:00


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The Media24 Rachel's Angels Trust hosted their second annual lecture at Groenberg Secondary School in Grabouw on 11 October.

Rachel's Angels Trust which was founded in 2007 is a joint project between Media 24 and Stellenbosch University that aims to contribute towards the building of excellence in high school education in the Western Cape. It currently includes mentorship programmes between grade 11 pupils from 20 disadvanted schools and second- and third-year students from Stellenbosch University.

Minister in the Presidency and chairperson of the National Planning Commission (NPC), Trevor Manuel was the keynote speaker. He outlined the NPC's Vision 2030 "Improving the quality of education in South Africa." He received a standing ovation from educators, pupils, business and political leaders, as well as other stakeholders who attended the lecture.

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