Class Act Educational Services


Class Act and the GPLMS

  • Class Act has been part of the GPLMS since January 2011.
  • Class Act provides coaching and support in Foundation Phase Language and Maths, and Intersen Phase Language.
  • The Class Act GPLMS team consists of 100 FP coaches, 49 IP coaches and 10 Supervisors working in approximately 428 schools.
  • The Class Act GPLMS project team is managed by Tom Pugh, who can be contacted at
About Class Act Educational Services

Class Act is a Johannesburg based NGO with the capacity to work throughout Southern Africa. They focus on poverty reduction and improved quality of life through education and community development projects. The women executive directors of the company, Dr Lorraine Marneweck and Penny Groome, have accumulated over thirty years’ experience in social responsibility and education. Lorraine Marneweck has a PhD in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand, and is more directly involved in Project Management issues. Penny Groome, a skilled practitioner, is adept at developing creative solutions grounded in experience. As executive directors, they are jointly responsible for:

  • strategic thinking, research, conceptualization and development of new projects;
  • managing projects, personnel and the day-to-day running of the organization;
  • constant reflection, analysis and evaluation which, where necessary, leads to project adjustments; and
  • interrogating and understanding official policies that inform educational and community development.

The operational team is assisted by the following Board Members, who meet regularly in an advisory capacity:

  • Darryl Boswell, whose long career includes teaching at Kind Edward VII, managing St David’s Inanda as Headmaster, establishing the academic faculty at the Giyani College of Education and working extensively in the NGO sector.
  • Maisaka Netshifhefhe is astute in understanding and negotiating the relationship between NGOs and government departments. She also has practice in maintaining networks of support in different communities.
  • Dr Nylon Marishane has a deep understanding of educational management both practically and academically. He is currently a member of the faculty of Education Management at the University of Venda.
  • Giselle Naidoo has acquired extensive experience in data collection, information management and analysis.
  • Makie Kortjass understands the context of educational development and is a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman in her own right.
Contact Class Act

Street Address 5 Cavan Street, Kensington, Johannesburg
Postal Address 5 Cavan Street, Kensington, 2094
Co-ordinates  -26.191835,28.084872
Telephone +27 11 614 2771
Fax +27 11 624 1386
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