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LIMPOPO: Northern Academy learner publishes first novel
29 June 2019

Ntiyiso Mukhari, a Grade 8 learner at Northern Academy in Limpopo has just become a published author. At 14, she launched her debut book, Life's Jour­ney, on Saturday 29 June 2019.

Ntiyiso spent six months writing this Christian novel about the struggles of a girl growing up while contending with a multitude of challenges, including child abuse and abduction, while gradually finding her path to God.

Through this book, Ntiyiso hopes to inspire her peers to live life to the fullest. She attributes her love of language to her teachers at Northern Academy who pushed her to realise her dream of becoming a novelist.

For information on how to purchase your copy of Life's Journey, contact Amukelani on 082 979 9027.

GAUTENG: Curro Academy Protea Glen revamps community sports facilities
25 June 2019

Curro Holdings and Curro Academy Protea Glen, as part of its Curro Legacy Project, handed over three new sports facilities to the communities of Protea Glen and Protea City last Thursday. The upgrade entailed revamping, resurfacing, repainting and refencing the previously neglected grounds.

'We realise how sport brings South Africans together and would like to thank the Protea Glen community and Ward 13 Councillor, George Mahlangu, for letting us assist in upgrading the communal facilities so that the whole community benefits,' said John Bisset, General Manager at Curro Holdings.

The sports grounds are now open to the community in time for the winter holidays. The revamped grounds provide space for tennis, six-a-side, basketball, netball and volleyball.

Click here to read the full article posted by The Sowetan Urban.


WESTERN CAPE: Curro Hermanus dancers win at SA hip hop competition
24 June 2019

Three learners from Curro Hermanus who are members of Illusion Force – a senior dance group from Haus of Performance – won first place in the South Africa Body of Dance Provincial Hip Hop Championships at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Curro Hermanus is very proud of Ané Lourens, Yohké Swanepoel and Chevonne Botes for this achievement. Yohké Swanepoel placed sixth in her age group for a solo performance. She and Ané Lourens also placed fourth in their age group for a duo.

Click here to watch a video of the dance for which Illusion Force won.

MPUMALANGA: Meridian Karino model representing SA in America
12 June 2019

Ntokozo Zulu, a 15-year-old teenage model from Meridian Karino will be representing South Afirca at the ARTS International Talent showcase in America for modelling during July.

ARTS International helps adults and youth aspiring to be actors, models, dancers, and singers cut through all of the red-tape in theindustry to find healthy success. Previous winners have continued to reach international platforms such as New York Fashion Week, Broadway, Disney, CW’s Riverdale, Nickelodeon, So You Think You Can Dance, ABC, CBS, NBC, and The Voice.

Good luck, Ntokozo. We hope you enjoy the experience.

NORTH WEST PROVINCE: Curro Academy Mahikeng learners excell at World Dance Championship
13 June 2019

Five learners from Curro Academy Mahikeng recently represented South Africa at the World Dance Championship in Croatia.

Resego Motswenyane, Rebaabetswe Motswenyane, Maya Phele, Tshiamo Molale and Omolemo Motsoenyane did exceptionally well in this tough competition.

The results were as follows:

Resego, Rebaabetswe, Tshiamo and Omolemo

  • First place: small group open A-league
  • Second place: large group national folkloric B-league


  • First place: duet open A-league
  • Second place: large group national folkloric B-league
  • Third place: duet national folkloric A-league
  • Third place: solo jazz A-league
  • Third place: solo commercial A-league

Congratulations to these dancers!

WESTERN CAPE: Curro Durbanville learner receives prestigious award at UCT Mathematics competition
07 June 2019

Curro Durbanville learner, Adri Wessels (Grade 12) received joint first place in the annual UCT Mathematics competition. In addition, Adri had achieved four first places and one second places at the competition during his high school years. Therefore, he was awarded the Lesley Reeler trophy for overall top performance over five consecutive years of participation. 

Adri is one of the three Western Cape International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) 2019 team members who will represent South Africa in Bath, United Kingdom, in July this year.

We are very proud of Adri and his achievements and look forward to seeing what his future has in store.

WESTERN CAPE: Curro Hermanus learners win UCT Mathematics Olympiad trophy
13 June 2019

Sixty learners from Curro Hermanus participated in the annual UCT Mathematics Olympiad, along with 6 500 learners from schools across the Western Cape.

Jean Weight (Grade 11) excelled once more by winning a gold award and finishing third in his grade. Another seven learners won merit awards.

The combined scores of the school's learners resulted in them winning the UCT trophy for schools that entered the competition for no more than three years with the highest total for their top 30 learners.

Congratulations to Curro Hermanus and all learners that participated.

Click here for more photos on the school's Facebook page.

CURRO HOLDINGS: Curro plans to have 197 schools by 2022
06 June 2019

Curro will add as many as 26 schools in 2019, taking its portfolio to 164 schools, 68 campuses and 57,465 learners by the end of the year, CEO Andries Greyling said in a presentation posted on the company’s website on Tuesday.


Click here to read the full article on the Business Day website.

MPUMALANGA: Curro Bankenveld alumna making it in the world of tennis
04 June 2019

Puseletso Mampho (Curro Bankenveld, 2018) started playing tennis at a young age. Her great attitude and enthusiasm caused her to work hard on her skills every week and to push through difficult times. She reached such great achievements in tennis while in primary school, that she obtained a scholarship for high school from Curro Bankenveld.

Puseletso – who is currently studying towards being a teacher – recently received good news from Tennis South Africa: She was identified for the BNP Paribas Coaches Mentorship Programme, which aims to support aspiring coaches.

Click here to read the full article on the Witbank News website.

KWAZULU-NATAL: Curro Hillcrest touring band wows crowd at Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg
02 June 2019

The touring band of Curro Hillcrest yesterday performed at the Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg.


Click here to see a video of the band in action on Curro Hillcrest's Instagram account.

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