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The Optimi group provides offerings in 4 divisions: Home, Workplace, Classroom and College. Together, these divisions service over 200 000 learners per annum.
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Pick your learning pace with Impaq
At Impaq we know that no two learners are the same. That's why we provide learners with two distinct options when it comes to completing Grades R-12 at home. Learners who enjoy a flexible learning schedule* can register with Impaq Homeschooling, while learners who prefer a more structured approach with guidance from qualified teachers can join the Impaq Online School. 9 Sep 2022 Read more

Back to basics with diagnostics
The long-term solution to the Department of Basic Education's urgent need to bridge the gap in education post-Covid, comes down to one fundamental theory: diagnostics. 28 Jun 2022 Read more

It's time to change the way we see education
Youth Day is a time in South Africa when we typically commemorate how far we have come in terms of education in our country. 17 Jun 2022 Read more

Classroom reboot with robotics
Education in South Africa is set for new heights with its robotics and coding offering, focusing primarily on improving the awareness of STEM skills, namely science, technology, engineering, and mathematics among primary and secondary school learners. 20 Apr 2022 Read more

How the business of education can change SA for the better
Finding solutions to unemployment, poverty and inequality has become the biggest challenge facing our country in a generation. 15 Mar 2022 Read more

How to fund your education in a tough economy
With this year's National Budget Speech, education, once again, received the majority share of our government's annual spending. 14 Mar 2022 Read more

Optimi College expands offering by acquiring IT Academy
Leading South African education solutions provider, Optimi College, has acquired Cape Town based e-learning provider IT Academy, allowing it to significantly expand on the IT courseware it offers its learners. 22 Jul 2021 Read more

Meet Optimi Classroom's new MD: Aunyana Moloisane
South Africa's leading classroom teaching and learning solutions provider, Optimi Classroom, is proud to announce that Aunyana Moloisane is its new managing director as of 1 July 2021. 2 Jul 2021 Read more

#YouthMonth2021: A reminder of how far education still has to go
Forty-five years after Hector Pieterson lost his life during the Soweto Uprisings, much has changed for the youth in South Africa. 22 Jun 2021 Read more

Optimi Group appoints Rajan Padayachy as its new CFO
Accessible learning solutions provider, Optimi Group, has appointed Rajan Padayachy as its new Chief Financial Officer, with effect from 1 June 2021. 31 May 2021 Read more

More than just Zoom: How to unlock e-learning for varsities
Over the last 12 months, South African schools have had to dramatically change their approach to teaching, with e-learning becoming an integral part of their daily lives. 19 May 2021 Read more

Online qualification helps adult learners thrive in workplace training
Adult learners receiving occupational training at work often aren't properly equipped with the learning fundamentals they need to succeed. Communication in English and mathematical literacy are regular sticking points, and those who aren't sufficiently skilled in these areas are less likely to complete their workplace qualifications and further their careers. 20 Apr 2021 Read more

The right to education: An insider's perspective over the past 25 years
The last year has made the rights enshrined in South Africa's Bill of Rights more relevant than ever before. Prior to Covid-19, many of us simply took the right to freedom of movement for granted, as well as the right to freedom of trade, to healthcare and to education. Although these rights are experienced to greater and lesser degrees by South Africa's citizens, we never imagined that a pandemic would force their realisation to be temporarily suspended for all. 31 Mar 2021 Read more

E-learning is here to stay: Here's how to get the most out of it
If ever a single event was to highlight why schools should incorporate e-learning into their learning methodologies, it was Covid-19. Never before have so many contact-teaching schools been forced to introduce digital learning solutions so quickly and so comprehensively. A year later, with the pandemic still very much a part of our lives, it's clear that schools will continue to rely on e-learning - in full or in part - for some time to come. 11 Mar 2021 Read more

Let Impaq help you make the switch to full-time homeschooling
By Louise Schoonwinkel, MD of Optimi Home, a company that operates South Africa's largest home education company Impaq 29 Jan 2021 Read more

Broaden your career horizons with new online assessor, moderator courses
There's nothing like a new year - especially after the challenges of last year - to make some new and exciting changes. You might be considering adding a new skill to your CV or looking for an opportunity to earn more money. If so, look no further than the online assessor and moderator training programmes by Media Works, part of Optimi Workplace, South Africa's leading adult education and training provider. 25 Jan 2021 Read more

One of SA's biggest education providers has a new name: Meet PSG's Optimi
FutureLearn, a subsidiary of the PSG Group, has announced its corporate brand change to "Optimi", signalling an evolution in its multi-faceted education offering. 15 Oct 2019 Read more

PSG-linked education merger to boost tech-based learning in SA
Two leading players in South Africa's education space are combining forces in a merger that is set to bolster tech-driven learning solutions in the country. 9 Apr 2019 Read more

FutureLearn welcomes Aunyana Moloisane as new CBDO
Guided learning provider, FutureLearn, recently welcomed Aunyana Moloisane as their new chief business development officer (CBDO). FutureLearn contributes to education in South Africa by providing innovative and accessible education solutions. The group currently serves approximately 16,000 home education learners, more than 1,500 schools, and a further 1,500 tutors. 21 Nov 2018 Read more

PSG's FutureLearn acquires Media Works in deal to bolster lifelong education in SA
Guided learning provider FutureLearn, which is a subsidiary of financial services group PSG, has wholly acquired South Africa's leading adult education and training specialists, Media Works. 15 May 2018 Read more

FutureLearn partners with Quanta Books to broaden its Physical Sciences offering
FutureLearn recently partnered with Quanta Books to broaden its Physical Sciences offering. The Quanta Book series, which is available in English and Afrikaans, provides preparation books and DVDs for Grade 10, 11 and 12 to learners, tutors and schools. The agreement with Quanta Books, concluded in April this year, will see the companies joining forces to strengthen FutureLearn's current offering to its clients. 17 Apr 2018 Read more

International recognition for new distance education learning system
Home education was legalised in South Africa in 1996 and has been increasing in popularity ever since. FutureLearn, a distance education provider for learners in the schooling phase, estimates that there are currently around 90,000 home-education learners in South Africa, of which more than 16,000 makes use of their products and services. 23 Feb 2018 Read more

Home education and the BELA Bill - What you need to know
Impaq takes a closer look at what the proposed bill will mean for home education. 10 Nov 2017 Read more

FutureLearn partners with CAMI Education to broaden offering to schools and parents
FutureLearn has announced the acquisition of CAMI Education, a provider of education software to schools, learners and tutors. The agreement, which should be completed before the end of 2017 will see the companies joining forces to strengthen FutureLearn's current offering to its clients. 30 Oct 2017 Read more