23 August

JSE-listed ADvTECH Ltd has confirmed the purchase of land at Tatu City, which will become the future home to a Crawford International School. This school will cater for all ages of students from Kindergarten to A-levels with modern facilities including boarding for senior students.

The move is part of the company’s Africa expansion strategy, and further consolidates its position as the largest private education provider on the continent, with institutions ranging from nursery schools to private universities. Currently, ADvTECH’s Schools Division comprises 7 brands with 90 schools across South Africa, as well as Gaborone International School in Botswana. All schools offer a well resourced, child-centered and 21st century approach to learning with its main focus on academic excellence. Just under 27,000 children are enrolled in all the campuses this year.

“ADvTECH is rapidly growing its African footprint, both in the private school and private university sector across Africa, and is delighted to find a home at Tatu City,” said Head of International Development, Jaco Lotz.

The school is the second educational institution to set up at Tatu City, the rapidly developing mixed-use Special Economic Zone for over 150,000 residents outside Nairobi.

“Education is a key component of Tatu City,” said Nick Langford, Kenya Country Head for Rendeavour, Tatu City’s owner and developer. “To have ADvTECH, a leader in the field of education, join the Tatu family demonstrates the kind of high-quality amenities available to our residents.”


About ADvTECH (

The ADvTECH Group, a JSE-listed company, is Africa’s largest private education provider and a continental leader in quality education, training, skills development and placement services. The Group reports its performance in a segmental structure reflecting the Schools and Tertiary as two separate education divisions, and Resourcing as the third division. It owns 9 tertiary brands, across 28 sites across South Africa and the rest of Africa. Its higher education division, The Independent Institute of Education, is SA’s largest and most accredited private higher education institution. ADvTECH’s Schools division comprises 7 brands with 90 schools across South Africa, as well as Gaborone International School in Botswana. Its 10 resourcing brands places thousands of candidates annually, assisting graduates to make the transition from the world of study to the world of work.


About Tatu City (

Tatu City is a 5,000-acre, mixed-use development with homes, schools, offices, a shopping district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sport & entertainment complex and manufacturing area for more than 150,000 residents and tens of thousands of day visitors. Schools and businesses are already open at Tatu City, and a range of houses are under construction to suit all incomes. A Special Economic Zone, Tatu City represents a new way of living and thinking for all Kenyans, creating a unique live, work and play environment that is free from traffic congestion and long-distance commuting.



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