IkamvaYouth is proud of the class of 2013, who excelled in their final exams.

89% of the 154 learners passed, with 94% eligible for tertiary education (64% achieved bachelor passes and 30% diploma passes). An amazing 70 distinctions were attained, in subjects ranging from Maths, Physics and Life Sciences to Languages.

The Ivory Park branch’s first ever matric class scored a magnificent 100% pass rate, while Nyanga reached a 93% pass rate.

Director and co-founder, Joy Olivier is “thrilled” with the results. “IkamvaYouth is continuing to improve on its results while scaling. The Ikamvanites have managed to not only meet last year’s pass result with more 

matrics, but have more than doubled the number of bachelor passes. This is very encouraging as we work towards achieving Vision 2030; which sees every learner in South Africa reaching and passing matric, and then going on to access post-school opportunities.” 

National co-ordinator, Zamo Shongwe added, “Ikamvanites have responded to the challenge to improve the pass rate in townships by showing that with extra work and focus, it can be done. We share in their celebrations, and look forward to our learners returning as tutors.”  

IkamvaYouth sends out a huge shout out of THANKS and congratulations to all the volunteer tutors, mentors, staff and supporters for your huge contribution towards the success of the 2013 matric class. 

Many learners shone with bright results, setting them on the path to shining futures.

Abongile Jojozi, from the Makhaza branch, averaged 81% and got 4 distinctions: 90% for maths, 83% for economics, 84% for life orientation and 81% for Xhosa. Abongile was at IY every weekday afternoon, and on weekends. “I stopped playing soccer on weekends. It was hard to give up my weekends, but I knew if I wanted to succeed and improve academically, I needed to be committed,” he said.




IkamvaYouth would like to thank in particular the donors who invested in the class of 2013 throughout their FET careers: ABI, Capitec Bank, African Bank, EMpower, The Anglo American Chairman’s Fund, The City of Cape Town, The Answer Series, the Raimondo Trust, DGMT, EwB, Tzu Chi, Ikineo, the Learning Trust, the Potter Foundation, DUT, TSiBA, UWC, The Sudborough Foundation, Ikineo, AME Africa, Rotary, Pick ‘n Pay and Zonke Monitoring Systems.


Sipho Nqgayimbana, a Makhazanite, and Happy Vanqile from Ivory Park received 3 distinctions and will join Abongile at UCT. IYKZN Chesterville’s Slindile Zwane also achieved 4 distinctions and will be studying law, while Sanele Sishange, achieved 2 distinctions. Go ikamvanites!