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About Phakama Research & Development (Private Limited)

Materials Development for teaching and learning packaged for Physical Sciences, Life Sciences,Natural Sciences and Engineering Studies is one of the main pillars for Phakama Research.Under this category Phakama Research is a supplier of teaching and learning resources like Science Mobile Laboratories, Science Manuals , Educational DVDs, Interactive Curriculum Content Materials aligned to curriculum and Smart Interactive Projectors. The Science materials and solutions concretise learning and ensure Sciences is enquiry based as opposed to pushing theory to leaners while weaving technology enhances delivery platform enhancing memory retention. The company advances a way of teaching and a way of learning that is proven to stimulate learners and magnify the effort of the teacher.

Phakama Research & Development Private Limited is a key regional player in Learner Interventions Project consulting and advisory services field within South Africa; bridging gaps between the Learner education and Educator management approaches.

Phakama Research & Development Consulting operate within four main divisions:

  • Research and Development
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Teacher Development
  • Learner Excellence Support Programs: for Mathematics, Physical science, Life Science and English

All divisions serve a range of local government, NGOs and corporate clients in the country. Persistently working toward continuous improvement and stretching our potential, we have succeeded in developing models and tools that serve to identify our clients specific requirements and addressing them in the most effective and efficient manner. We believe that this represents our main competitive edge, and as such we strive to constantly upgrade and fine-tune these methodologies to remain in line with our local business environments in South Africa and Southern Africa in general.


To develop analytical and evaluative learners through a robust Mathematical and Science culture and background supported in schools.


To empower the underprivileged children through education.
To expend energy in research and develop contextualised solutions in schools.

The educator is a nation builder; all our programs focus on the educator.
Leadership – every challenge in school is linked to leadership.
Lifelong learning – underpinned by on-going research and development.
Imagination – knowledge beyond what have been proven.

Rise is our brand promise:

Create a knowledge based society through planned educational frameworks.

Phakama is the iSiZulu word for ‘Rise’ and is a promise of hope for Phakama Research & Development. We aim to rise above assumptions, by testing them and questioning known standards, Enquiring on new teaching methodologies, contemporary instructional approaches. We rise above norms of engaging the learner investigating more engaging delivery approaches. We view learning as a tool to fight poverty.

Part of our core business is material development that is characterised by the stickiness factor, that which make learners never to forget what they learnt.

Leadership mentoring is a fundamental part of Phakama R & D. We aim at character building . The attitude, enthusiasm, charisma are weaved into the fabric of the teacher through a teacher modelled program.

We are ‘Shine’.