May 02
SENS Announcement

ADvTECH Limited

(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)

(Registration number 1990/001119/06)

Share code: ADH ISIN: ZAE000031035

("the Company" or "ADvTECH")

 

NO CHANGE STATEMENT AND NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Shareholders are advised that the ADvTECH 2017 Annual Integrated Report ("Integrated Report") has been published today. The annual financial statements in respect of the year ended 31 December 2017 as contained in the Integrated Report are unchanged from the preliminary report for the same period, published on SENS on 19 March 2018.

The Integrated Report is available on the ADvTECH website: www.advtech.co.za

Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting ("AGM") of shareholders of the Company will be held at ADvTECH House, Inanda Greens Office Park, 54 Wierda Road West, Wierda Valley, Sandton, on Thursday, 31 May 2018 at 10h00 to consider and, if deemed fit, to pass with or without modification all of the ordinary and special resolutions set out in the notice of AGM to be distributed to shareholders no less than 15 (fifteen) business days before 31 May 2018.

The record date for the purposes of determining the shareholders of the Company entitled to receive the AGM notice is Thursday, 26 April 2018. The record date for purposes of determining which shareholders of the Company are entitled to attend, participate in, and to vote at the AGM is Friday, 25 May 2018. Accordingly, the last date to trade in the Company's shares on JSE Limited in order to be eligible to attend, participate in and vote at the AGM is Tuesday, 22 May 2018.

30 April 2018

Johannesburg

Sponsor: Bridge Capital Advisors Proprietary Limited


Apr 24
SENS Announcement

ADvTECH Limited

(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)

(Registration number 1990/001119/06)

Share code: ADH         

ISIN: ZAE000031035

("ADvTECH" or "the Company")

APPOINTMENT OF MR JENS YAHYA ZIMMERMANN AS AN INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The board of directors of ADvTECH ("the Board") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Zimmermann as an independent non-executive director of the Company with effect from 24 April 2018.

Mr Zimmermann holds a MBA from Harvard Business School, Boston.  He has held numerous positions in businesses operating in various sectors including education, healthcare, energy and real estate in developed and emerging markets. His work experience includes consulting, private equity and investment partnerships. He is currently the Managing Partner and Co-founder of Halo Investments in Dubai.

Commenting on the appointment, ADvTECH Chairman Chris Boulle said:

"I am delighted that Mr Zimmermann has agreed to join the ADvTECH Board. He has exceptional investment and business insight which will be of significant benefit to our discussions and decision-making."

The ADvTECH Group welcomes Mr Zimmermann to the Board.

24 April 2018

Johannesburg

Sponsor: Bridge Capital Advisors Proprietary Limited

Apr 17
TOP INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOOL COMES TO TATU CITY

One of South Africa's leading private schools, whose students are regularly snapped up by Ivy League Universities, will soon open its doors in burgeoning Tatu City.

Crawford Kenya International College is the brainchild of Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed ADvTECH, Africa's largest private education provider which recently acquired the Makini group of schools, and will usher in a new era of excellence in education and choice for Kenyan parents seeking the best possible foundation for their children.

CrawfordSchools™ in South Africa already boasts a reputation of being arguably the best private school in the country, with unparrelled excellence, particularly on the academic and leadership front. Ivy League schools from the USA regularly uses Crawford as its base when scouting for the leaders of tomorrow, based not only on its academic excellence track record, but also for its ability to turn out well-rounded students who excel in the international arena.

Set to open in September 2018, and with a capacity for 1700 students, Crawford Kenya will teach the UK/Cambridge Curriculum in modern, trendy facilities. The school design – which has been nominated as an entrant to compete in the World Architectural Festival and LEAF awards to take place in Europe later this year – includes a multifunctional indoor sports centre, a swimming pool, outdoor sports fields and tennis and basketball courts. Additionally, it will also provide high school boarding facilities.

An Information Day will be held on 21 April at 10:00 and 14:00 Fairview Hotel Bishops Road Nairobi for interested parents and students.

Crawford International Schools Kenya Managing Director, Jenny Coetzee, says the school will follow the ethos of academic excellence for which ADvTECH schools and universities throughout the continent are renowned.

"Our curriculum is based on a progressive educational approach which prepares children for the 21 century and allows for development of the global competencies required of a 21st century students, such as global citizenship, communication skills, entrepreneurial thinking skills, collaboration, and environmental awareness," she says.

"We also incorporate a well-developed leadership programme which encourages leadership skills and opportunities for students across each year group."

Flexible, individualised timetabling allows students to choose a wide range of subjects, including unique offerings such as cryptocurrencies and blockchain education in technology. Science, technology, engineering and maths education is conducted through the renowned GO-Lab programme, with integrated interdisciplinary project-based leaning.

Coetzee says the school also allows for flexibility and support for children of national and provincial representatives who may need to be away from school at times. And, despite the school's unique high-end offering, its school fees will be kept affordable and at a lower rate than existing international schools, she says.


Apr 17
Listen: Peter Kriel talks about Matric subject choice on Cape Talk

 


Apr 04
ADvTECH buys Makiniin Kenya in further expansion
Apr 04
ADvTECH bolsters presence in Africa
Apr 03
SENS Announcement

ADH 201804030027A
ADvTECH Acquires Top Kenya School Group, Further Grows East Africa Offering

ADvTECH Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1990/001119/06)
Share code: ADH
ISIN: ZAE000031035
(“ADvTECH” or “the Company”)

ADvTECH ACQUIRES TOP KENYA SCHOOL GROUP, FURTHER GROWS EAST AFRICA
OFFERING

ADvTECH continues to grow its position as the leading provider of quality private education in Africa, with
the announcement of its further expansion into Kenya and Uganda. The acquisition adds 9 schools, 5
campuses, boarding facilities and approximately 4100 students to its portfolio.

ADvTECH’s expansion follows the acquisition by the group of Scholé Ltd, which has managed various
schools throughout Sub-Saharan Africa since 2012. Structures are in place to expand into the rest of
Africa and to further explore opportunities with various schools in the region. The acquisition will strive to
acquire schools across the continent and build a network of institutions known for their academic
excellence in the mid-fee segment.

In Kenya, ADvTECH is acquiring, subject to the fulfilment of conditions, the prestigious Makini group of
schools, founded in 1978 by the highly acclaimed Dr Mary Okelo. Makini is well-known for unparalleled
academic excellence in the region, has 8 schools on 4 campuses in Nairobi and Kisumu and caters to
3200 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

In Uganda, the partners will continue to manage Kisubi High School, a co-ed mid-fee boarding school in
Kampala, which provides a child-centred learning experience for its more than 900 students. Scholé has
managed the school since 2015.

Douglas says it was important to identify partners who know and understand the local markets, with
extensive experience in operating schools throughout East Africa.

“We have been diligent in our investigations to ensure we find the right business partners who can help
us sustainably grow our mid-fee offering, to increase access to affordable education in the rest of Africa
without compromising on quality or academic excellence,” he says.

“As a result, we are confident that we have assembled the best team possible, with an unparalleled track
record in the management of schools, improvement strategies and expansions throughout Africa.”

Johannesburg
3 April 2018
Sponsor: Bridge Capital Advisors Proprietary Limited

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Apr 03
ADVTECH ACQUIRES TOP KENYA SCHOOL GROUP, FURTHER GROWS EAST AFRICA OFFERING

Africa's largest private education provider, JSE-listed ADvTECH Ltd, continues to grow its position as the leading provider of quality private education in Africa, with the announcement of its further expansion into Kenya and Uganda. The acquisition adds 9 schools, 5 campuses, boarding facilities and approximately 4100 students to its portfolio.

ADvTECH's expansion follows the establishment by the group of a new partnership with Scholé Ltd, which has managed various schools throughout Sub-Saharan Africa since 2012. The new partnership will strive to acquire schools across the continent and build a network of institutions known for their academic excellence in the mid-fee segment. ADvTECH holds a majority stake, with the remaining shareholding held by the original founders of Schole International and Caerus Capital, a leading international education consultancy group.

In Kenya, ADvTECH is acquiring, subject to the fulfilment of conditions, the prestigious Makini group of schools, founded in 1978 by the highly acclaimed Dr Mary Okelo. Makini is well-known for unparalleled academic excellence in the region, has 8 schools on 4 campuses in Nairobi and Kisumu and caters to 3200 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

In Uganda, the partners will continue to manage Kisubi High School, a co-ed mid-fee boarding school in Kampala, which provides a child-centred learning experience for its more than 900 students. Scholé has managed the school since 2015.

"We are very excited about the structures we have put in place to expand into the rest of Africa and the future opportunities inherent in these new relationships," says Roy Douglas, ADvTECH Group Chief Executive Officer.

Scholé International Founder and Chief Executive Adam Nichols says he is looking forward to great opportunities with this new chapter with ADvTECH and various schools in the region.

"Our mission of increasing access to quality education in Africa, together with our desire to work with partners who share our ethos of academic excellence and child-led learning, make these new relationships a perfect fit," Nichols says.

Douglas says it was important to identify partners who know and understand the local markets, with extensive experience in operating schools throughout East Africa.

"We have been diligent in our investigations to ensure we find the right business partners who can help us sustainably grow our mid-fee offering, to increase access to affordable education in the rest of Africa without compromising on quality or academic excellence," he says.

"As a result, we are confident that we have assembled the best team possible, with an unparalleled track record in the management of schools, improvement strategies and expansions throughout Africa." 


Mar 27
IFC Case Study | ADvTECH
Mar 20
ADvTECH targets Kenya for African expansion


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