About Us

Ukhanyiso Ebantwini aims to maintain a high quality professional training and development service through accreditation with the Services Seta (Service Provider number 6596), the ETDP Seta (Service Provider number ETDPS 1449,) the QCTO (Service Provider number QCTOSDP00181030-1398) and the South African Council of Educators (SACE) (Service Provider number 11534).

  • We use a Quality Management System (QMS) that is in line with the requirements of the Services Seta.
  • ECOVIS ARB Auditors Inc., Bedfordview, to do all the financial and tax services required for the company ensuring an annual audit and compliance with FICA and SARS.
  • Public liability insurance up to R5 000 000 through Standard Bank.
  • Our facilitators and mentors are all experienced and highly qualified educationalists, school leaders or consultants with backgrounds in education and training in South Africa.

Ukhanyiso Ebantwini (Pty) Ltd is an educational consultancy, established to develop teachers through leadership and management skills development, Early Childhood Education and teaching and learning innovations.

To provide affordable, accessible and relevant professional development for teachers in Southern Africa.


Teacher Training Modimolle Limpopo 2018

Our Team


Managing Director and Founder

Cathy Fry

Cathy is currently the MD of her own company, Ukhanyiso Ebantwini (Pty) Ltd.  She has extensive experience in education and training in South Africa.  She was headmistress of the junior school at St Mary’s Waverley and then at St Andrew’s Bedfordview.  Cathy has significant experience with the training and development of teachers, interns and school management teams.  She has run projects with the Thandulwazi Programme at St Stithians, and was involved with the Foundation of School Leadership and Management doing coaching, mentoring and training in schools in Tembisa and Diepsloot.  She has worked with US Aid and the Education Development Centre writing lesson plans for a new life orientation sexuality programme and is an expert facilitator with the British Council.  Cathy is highly qualified with two Masters Degrees, both in the field of education.



Prudence Mabhikwa

Prudence is a qualified and experienced primary school teacher and facilitator.  She has been involved in primary school education for 15 years as an HOD, vice principal and mathematics teacher.  She is also a facilitator at the Thandulwazi Teacher Development Programme at St Stithian’s College.



Margie Fussell

Maggie is a qualified Foundation phase and Remedial teacher and been involved in education for over 30 years. She has taught classes from Gr 2 – Gr 7. Maggie is also a teacher facilitator working with teachers of all levels. She has done various courses to do with child and family counselling that have been of great use when teaching as well as working with teachers. In recent years, she has moved out of classroom teaching and into outreach work. She is involved with The Link Literacy and Numeracy Project for many years and is now the Literacy Co-ordinator. Maggie is involved with supporting volunteers in the Link reading program at 19 schools in Gauteng as well as a new Link project that is training unemployed youth to be reading support interns in 2 primary schools in Alexandra. The focus of this project is to enable Gr 5 children, who cannot read English, to learn the sounds of the alphabet, be able to decode words effectively and in time be able to read and comprehend texts. This project is exciting on 2 main levels, empowering unemployed youth to learn skills that could take them into the field of education and giving children the opportunity to learn to read. “Making a difference one child at a time.”



Aziezah Essop

Aziezah is an experienced teacher, HOD and professional artist. Her teaching experience ranges from Grade 1 to Matric and includes co-ed and single sex schools. Aziezah taught at Hartley Road Primary School, Athlone Boys High School and In-Tuition College as a history and visual arts teachers to children in Grades 3 to 9. From 2003 until the end of 2015, Aziezah taught at St Andrew’s School in Bedfordview, Johannesburg where she developed management skills as the HOD of Social Sciences and Art and as a house mistress. Aziezah returned to St Andrew’s in 2020 and has continued in her role as HOD and Grade 7 class teacher.
Aziezah has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and an Honours in the History of Art from Unisa. She is a practising South African artist who recently held an exhibition at the Constitutional Court titled ‘Unveiling the Hijabi’ that celebrated the dynamic identities of Muslim women across South Africa. Aziezah is a hard working professional whose many skills as an educationist and artist contribute substantially to the facilitation of the workshops and programmes run under Ukhanyiso Ebantwini (Pty) Ltd.

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