Gap Academy

Discover your future Pietermaritzburg & Westville, Durban Branch
100 Roberts Road, Clarendon
Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
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by Suzan P.
(6 Mar 17 @ 9:36 am)

Thank you Brenda, for giving my niece an outstanding start to her career and academic life. She was a bit confused when she left school, but I think after Gap Academy she's developed into a confident young lady. The speech night was awesome, so amazing to see my shy baby stand up and speak like a confident woman! Highly recommended if your kids need a little guidance!

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Brenda Horner started GAP ACADEMY in 2006. As a qualified educator with experience in teaching at high school and lecturing at tertiary levels, it became obvious and essential, that there was a need to create a constructive GAP YEAR for students after school and for those who leave tertiary training prematurely.

GAP ACADEMY is a constructive, purpose-driven GAP YEAR for students to develop their business and personal finance knowledge, their career selections and their personal and skills development. We provide an essential platform for their future plans and goals.

Students (and their parents!) at high school level, have a daunting task to choose a career and life path after school and many make hasty and wrong decisions which can result in study changes or work dropouts. Most students are able to discover their niche and life path once they have had time to emotionally mature out of the school environment and have a breathing space to assess and experience different career and work options.

We are very excited to announce that we now have 2 campuses of GAP ACADEMY:

  • Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa ( also Head Office) and            
  • Westville, Durban, KZN, South Africa (open as from 2017)


GAP ACADEMY fills this bridging gap and endeavours to expose and equip students with essential life skills, career options, business and finance accumen, and many other life fundamentals and life foundations!

GAP ACADEMY recruits the services of professionals and experienced lecturers to tutor the students and to passionately stear our youth into becoming proud, contructive and positive members of our society, equipped with lifes tools to achieve and cope.

Seeing the results and achievements of past students, we are confident that this year at GAP ACADEMY is an essential step for any student to take when leaving school!

GAP Courses

This constructive GAP YEAR provides the student with a broad base of subject knowledge, life skills, career choices, realistic work experiences, interaction with people & businesses, establish valuable networking contacts.

All of the following subjects are included:

  • Career Guidance
  • CV & Portfolios
  • Interview Skills
  • Guest Speakers
  • Job Shadowing
  • Life Coaching
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Coping with Change
  • Learning Styles
  • Community Projects
  • Creativity & Conflict
  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Personal Finance
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Industrial Psychology HR
  • IT & Web Design
  • Social Media
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Professional Presentations
  • Academic Literacy
  • Geneology
  • Photography & Videography
  • Cookery
  • Interior Design
  • Hospitality & Travel
  • Event Planning
  • Horticulture
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Art & Crafts
  • DIY
  • Self Defense
  • Pro-Active Driving
  • Health Awareness

Guest Speakers & Lecturers share their expertise & knowledge with the students

GAP ACADEMY strives to provide students with a 'suitcase for life'!


Gap Academy 2017
12 Jan 17
Gap Academy Brochure
28 Feb 17


Brenda Horner
082 372 1737