Johannesburg - A Gauteng businesswoman had to sacrifice her posh home in Knysna, Western Cape, and a fancy car in order to establish the first black-owned township private school in Ekurhuleni.
After successfully running a pre-school for 25 years, Margery Tyobo set her sights on opening Ayanda Junior Academy.
“I believed that if I can build this private school and get a good principal and teachers, I’ll teach our children the right values,” Tyobo, 64, said.
Tyobo opened the academy early last year from the expansion of Ayanda Pre-School which she opened in 1991.
She said in the 1990s she attended a principals’ conference and an idea to build a school was born.