I come from a privileged background where I had access to all the academic support and extra-skills opportunities that I wanted growing up. I’m a CA by qualification and my mom’s a teacher – so when I returned to South Africa after working abroad – I had a vision to bring affordable maths & science support to more learners across our high schools. As we grew, it became clear to me that there’s also a need at high school (and beyond) to provide access to high quality digital, technology and coding skills. And I wanted to make sure that these skills can be certified so our students have something extra on their CVs. So far we’ve enrolled ~300 learners in our Microsoft Programming/Coding course, had over 1500 learners in our various programmes and tested over 16000+ Gr8-12 learners using our diagnostic assessment tool.
Joanne Brink
Founder of Brighter futures

Our Founding Partners

Although Brighter Futures Tuition is a new company which started in 2015/6, we were founded by 3 partners who have a long history and track record of delivering successful programmes in the education sector in South Africa and Africa.

Foundation for Professional Development

Foundation for Professional Development (FPD)  is a registered private university started in 1997 to build skills in health and education. FPD has over 500 staff, provides training to over 40,000 students a year and operates across 16 African countries.


Siyavula is a technology company that have developed curriculum aligned Maths and Science software and textbooks. Siyavula’s mission is to create and enable engaging, integrated, high-quality learning experiences in Mathematics and the Sciences across Grades 8-12.

Soul City

Soul City aims to improve the quality of life and health of people in Southern Africa. Soul City’s Its Real show has become one of South Africa’s most loved television series over the past 17 years. Soul City is no longer operationally involved with us, but were a key part in helping to set up Brighter Futures.