ABOUT Karabo-inc @A

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Karabo-inc @A

PLanting educational seeds

We chose the sunflower as our logo because we should all be like the sunflower - always turning our face to the light - the light of education. (It also is a reference back to the meaning of AkukhanYa - the umbrella company - which means light.)

Up to 1,000 seeds can be produced from one sunflower head. Some may produce more or less depending on the exact sunflower.

Every time a learner find an educational resource, a new seed is planted in his or her mind.  

Meaning of Karabo
There are two translations offered - seed or answer

Karabo-inc is the answer to a problem or the seed in education 🌻🌞

Karabo-inc is a division of the AkukhanYa @A Group.

AkukhanYa @A is a partner of Out of the BoxSkills Training Centre.

AkukhanYa @A & Out of the Box are partners with local community initiatives.

The vision is to " Grow  (seed)  education access  (answer)".

Karabo-inc is the answer to a problem or the seed in educationn 🌻🌞

AkukhanYa @A Group - THE Umbrella Company


Pronounced a-koe-kan-ya

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AkukhanYa started as an educational consultancy in 2005 and evolved over the years into a training company with a niche market in AET (Adult Education & Training) and developmental learnerships | qualifications | skills programmes training company. Both as an offsite and onsite training solution. We work in close partnership with a number of other training providers, especially " Getting to Know English " in Pretoria and " Out of the Box " in Germiston and Albertskroon.  

Our vision...

is to provide education initiatives that inspire learners to find their personal dignity, develop self-respect & respect for others, and rediscover hope.



UkukhanYa means LIGHT.

AkukhanYa has been derived from the Zulu word UkukhanYa and our goal is to bring light into people's lives through educational initiatives that are life-changing light bulb moments.



is to build an African educational platform where companies, learners and individuals can find information and links to their educational searches. (A yellow pages of education in Africa - a one-stop-shop for all kinds of educational searches)

A platform that brings different stakeholders together with one goal in common - to make education more accessible for all.

The "Xmas Wishlist Sweepstake" Initiative

Crowdsourcing is one method to bring different stakeholders together and build a community of support taking hands to achieve an educational goal.

  • Training Providers

  • Non Profits

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Unemployed

  • Learners (employed or unemployed, young or old)

  • Corporate

  • Media



If the "XMAS WISHLIST SWEEPSTAKE" is an AkukhanYa & Out of the Box inititiative, why is it done under the umbrella of AkukhanYa?

KARABO-inc's long term vision

What will the purpose Karabo-inc be after the Sweepstake comes to an end?

Will there be another sweepstake next year?

Will it evolve into more than monetary seeds?

what does "inc" stand for?

Why did you call it Karabo-inc and not just Karabo? Would it not have been easier to just say Karabo?


There are so many scams, so many unethical people and so much corruption in our country, that we wanted to ensure you that we are not operating in that way.

An account separate from any of the role players in the sweepstake. Karabo-inc was registered as a legal entity in 2019 for our long-term vision of building a platform for education and since we are still in development, the bank account has been maintained but not used for any of the role players in the sweepstakes daily operations. This means it is a "clean" account and can be audited and reported on for this initiative in a totally transparent way at the end of the competition. It can also be monitored by our financial company throughout the audit to ensure no corruption takes place.

This a multi-player sweepstake. This sweepstake will benefit AkukhanYa, Out of the Box, entrepreneurs, welfare organisations, the learners and communities. Karabo-inc is a division of AkukhanYa and the sweepstake needs to be managed by one of the role players to ensure it is fair and there are not too many fingers in the pie which can lead to chaos. It also needs to be managed by a legal entity to ensure it is totally above board. The sweepstake has been initiated and will be managed by AkukhanYa, therefore it made sense to use one of the AkukhanYa divisions that meet all the criteria above to be the face of the sweepstake.

The sweepstake fits the vision of Karabo. This sweepstake brings so many players together to work towards ONE goal, namely promoting education by answering a need.

The need is to raise money to support a number of educational entities (AkukhanYa, Out of the Box, skills trainers-entrepreneurs) as well as the business world and individuals.

It meets the criteria of promoting "local is lekker" through the prizes made by local entrepreneurs or companies.

It is a win-win situation for corporate organisations that can support this initiative while being able to deduct it from tax and score B-BBEE points.

It makes sense to run the competition through Karabo-inc. Plus, it is fun!

Karabo-inc will become a search "engine" website for education. (It is currently in development)

There is a need for HRD practitioners: We constantly get HRD practitioners asking us,  '"Where can I find a *specific training* provider?" Or "How does the learnerships work?" Or "Can AkukhanYa do *such and such* for us? They need a place where they can search for anything regarding training in an easy quick way.

There is a need for providers of education to be able to market themselves in a cost-effective way. A Google for education in South Africa if you wish. Not just learnerships and qualifications, or accredited programmes, but resources, practitioners, information, and more.

There is a need for individuals: We need to find a piano teacher or a tutor, where do we start to find someone like that? Someone that we can trust our children with.

There is a need for training practitioners: We need a venue that can cater to so many participants or in such and such a way? Where do I find this in Durban if I am coming from Cape Town?

It will take time to populate and also advertise this website, but we have the time; because we have the passion.

The "inc" is a fun play on words.

Karabo is a registered PTY - therefore "inc" for incorporated - AND - it is about education, therefore "ink" like in a writing tool