ISASA Welcome and Update

Welcome to the 2023 School Year and New Format of the Weekly Bulletin

ISASA wishes all our member schools a productive and successful 2023 academic year.

As we begin this year, we are launching a new format of the ISASA Weekly Bulletin. I would like to thank Amy Barr-Sanders, Head: Communications and Professional Development and Simon Lee, Information and Technology Manager, from the ISASA Communications Department, for the improved format which will be easily accessible on multiple platforms.


At the beginning of this year, ISASA welcomed two new colleagues: Tshepo Motsepe (Director: Legal, Policy and Government Relations) and Xolisile Hlatshwayo (Receptionist / Administrator – Directorate Support Services). Below, please read about the new talent that has joined the ISASA team.

Tshepo Motsepe

In his brief career, Tshepo has proven to be a national educational leader. Prior to the Zenex Foundation, from which he joins ISASA, where he was Programme Manager, Tshepo was Director / Head of Equal Education from July 2015 until April 2018. Before taking over the helm of Equal Education, he led it in Gauteng. Since its founding, Equal Education has become renowned for its advocacy for quality and equality in South African education. As an independent education schools’ association, ISASA, too, is committed to quality education and, based on its values, embraces diversity in the types of schools welcomed into membership.

Tshepo qualified at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), where he obtained a Bachelor of Education, Honours and a Master of Education degrees. Once he obtained his teaching qualification, Tshepo taught at Highlands North Boys High School and Ferndale High School.

Xolisile Hlatshwayo

In her career, Xolisile has worked as a Customer Services Associate at Amazon Development Centre and an Office Administrator at Vuleka Holdings. During her period of being temporary Receptionist at ISASA, Xolisile impressed us with her professionalism and information technology skills.

Like Tshepo, Xolisile obtained her degree at Wits, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Science.

We wish Tshepo and Xolisile great success at ISASA and look forward to their contribution to advancing quality independent education in Southern Africa.


I am pleased to announce the December 2022 engagement of Amy Barr-Sanders to Francois Brink. We wish her and Francois much happiness in their life together.

Kindest regards

Lebogang Montjane
Executive Director