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Kindling’s purpose is to spark interest, engagement and to encourage better education, outside of our paying customers. Our team is passionate about education and driving change within our community. Kindling is the avenue through which GetSmarter team members are able to engage with other admirable organisations and initiatives working towards improving education in South Africa. And, we have a lot of fun along the way.


GetSmarter and the University of Cape Town offer scholarships to top achievers of the 2 entrepreneurial leadership programmes of the Raymond Ackerman Academy and the CapaCiTi Khayelitsha Barn. We are proud to be able to further impact the lives of these students, and add value to the excellent programmes run by these 2 organisations.


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The partnership between CiTi (the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative) and GetSmarter is a powerful step toward the goal of upliftment for entrepreneurs in the Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain area. This partnership, through the Khayelitsha Barn’s impressive Business Development and Support programmes, will now incentivise and reward top achievers graduating out of these programmes with an opportunity to further their studies and put a stamp of recognition on their experience by means of a University of Cape Town (UCT) short course certificate through GetSmarter.

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The Raymond Ackerman Academy

The Raymond Ackerman Academy is a post-matric level academy that offers an inspiring and innovative six month, full time programme in entrepreneurial development. Based at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, the Cape Town campus has been running for 10 years and aims at empowering young people on their entrepreneurial journey while developing their business and life skills. GetSmarter is proud to offer scholarships to top graduates of the programme, and assist them in kick-starting their career, adding to the practical, business skill set they gain through the Academy’s programme.

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GetSmarter Team Activities

From book and stationery drives to Row-a-thon fundraisers and Career Days, Kindling is always on the lookout for projects to engage the GetSmarter team and support education-related organisations making a difference in our community.

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