Principal of Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Park
Idea worth spreading: Excellence requires commitment. Commitment requires trust.
Malinga Nopote trained as a secondary school teacher at UWC and has been teaching in the Western Cape since 1995. She was appointed principal of Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo, Cape Town in July 2010. She and her team increased the matric pass rate at Sinenjongo from 44% in 2009, to 98% in 2010, and 88% in 2011. Her vision is to produce well-educated learners who can be independent thinkers. Malinga wants to see South Africa benefit from ‘the best leaders’ - particularly leaders from disadvantaged backgrounds – appointed into governance positions.