Inspired by BizNews to fix education with a low-cost ‘granny model' – Pieter Steenekamp
A few years ago, BizNews challenged its readers to submit stories about their dream for South Africa. There was one resident from Mossel Bay who responded with his dream of fixing South Africa’s education system. He is Pieter Steenekamp who soon realised that you can’t fix tertiary education without doing something about primary and secondary education, so he shifted his focus to that, and opened a school called the Novel Academy for all ages in Mossel Bay. Steenekamp told Linda Van Tilburg that his school is based on the principles of an Indian education scientist, Sugar Mitra known for his TED talks who supports self-teaching and its does not rely on teachers.