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Community development paves way for academic success in eMalahleni

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Described by the Basic Education Department as “dysfunctional”, the Kopanang Secondary School near eMalahleni (formerly Witbank) in 2011 had a Matric pass rate of a tragic 13%. Pupils at the school hailed from an impoverish community and as a result faced enormous challenged.

Anglo American staff from the Khwezela Colliery stepped in with various programmes to help lift the school from its dire state, giving their time to both pupils and teachers through training, mentorship programmes, revision camps, life skills training and supplementary classes on technical subjects.

Management and teaching staff at the school were helped with management skills training, and Anglo American also made improvements to the physical infrastructure of the school.

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