Tswelopele Education Foundation NPC (TEF) was founded in 2015 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of Education in Diepsloot, South Africa by fostering research and enhancing training and service possibilities.

Our company, Tswelopele Education Foundation NPC is constantly evolving and growing. We provide wide range of services. Our mission is to provide best solution that helps everyone with emphasis on Education. Our mission is to provide an environment that supports the creative ideas of all stakeholders in Diepsloot. To promote, encourage and maintain a cohesive relationship with the business organizations in Diepsloot and its surrounding.


After been absent for 8 years, Tswelopele Education Foundation has taken over the management of the Miss Diepsloot Group in a view to bring back the glory that was. Education is at the centre of Tswelopele Education Foundation, and empowering our leading young women through education is the core at Miss Diepsloot Group.

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As chairman of Tswelopele Education Foundation NPC which promotes academic excellence in Diepsloot, it is imperative that we Walk to Talk when it comes to life long learning.


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Executive Directors: Mothakge Makwela, Mashudu Maiyana, Mugabe Ratshikuni. Non Executive Director: Mzolisi Mbikwana

a bus full of learning in diepsloot


HeronBridge Training and Resources Centre has been changing lives through education since 2010, and now they have a mobile library bus.

Charm Laubscher, operating director at HeronBridge Training and Resources Centre, and Glynis Courtney, head of the pre-preparatory at HeronBridge College, shared more about the centre and the bus. Courtney has a passion for foundation phase education and she uses the analogy of building a high-rise building. “If you throw a slab down and build 12 stories on that slab, your building will be wobbly, but if you secure a strong foundation, your building will be strong and stand forever,” she said.

The bus, named Mandela Bus, is blue and was donated in 1997 by Japan. It was then turned into a mobile library bus. The bus has served 32 schools on the East Rand and has now made its home on the HeronBridge campus, serving Diepsloot and other surrounding communities who live in poverty. Although, Courtney was excited to say that for the first time in 30 years, pre-schools are included in the literacy programme.

The bus goes to different schools on weekly rotations, doing different training sessions with both teachers and schoolchildren. The centre also shows teachers how to create and make their own resources as they can’t give resources to all the schools in the area. The centre has created a lot of opportunity during its time, explained Laubscher.

“We have three ladies, who have come through our training program, who have joined us and are now facilitators.”

The centre doesn’t stop there. They have also partnered with Stop Hunger Now SA, and according to Laubscher, they feed almost 700 children per day. HeronBridge provides and packs the meals and the centre distributes the meals at public schools in disadvantaged communities, like Diepsloot. The centre has built about eight schools in poor communities since 2010 when they started, and include mini makeovers for better learning environments.

Courtney and Laubscher said they hope to see more improvement through education and hope to build a stronger educational future for South Africa.

Details: www.htrc.co.za 

Tswelopele Education Foundation NPC is a non-profit tax-exempt charitable organisation with the following objectives;

• Provide support and enhance education for all learners.
• Solicit, manage, and distribute funds not otherwise funded by the Education Department.
• Develop partnerships between corporate, government and community.
• Create volunteer opportunities.

Our core mission is to fund, as part of point two from above, learners from disadvantaged schools/communities for their tuition. The board of directors will determine a number of learners to fund from 2018 academic year. We are inspired by all those who seek to assist those amongst us who are disadvantaged.

Founded in May 2015, before the Fees Must Fall movement, we believe our efforts will go a long way in supplementing their course.