Learnthings was created in 1999. The business initially operated as a joint venture with The Guardian, UK. While the commercial centre was based in the UK, the South African office operated as a production house. In 2003, The Guardian bought out the South African stake and the business was then wholly UK owned; at this point in time the South African office was called learnthings South Africa. It was during our time as a Guardian partner that learnthings, based in Johannesburg, built the learnpremium website and delivered digital content in support of the Northern Ireland, Welsh and Scottish curricula.
In August 2005, the business was sold to South African shareholders and started trading as Learnthings Africa. For the first time in its history, the Learnthings office in South Africa became an independent commercial operation. We have subsequently revised our strategy to include targeting the local and African market as an opportunity to share our matured skills base, which is as a result of working in the digital education industry for several years.
Learnthings’ history has positioned it well to work with partners world-wide. We have vast experience in working with a variety of curricula and educators across the globe. Our experience has provided great insight into educational systems and how best to apply a technology solution to meet a particular market’s needs.
Learnthings is currently owned by Sasani Africa and part of the HDI group.
Learnthings specializes in the licensing and production of interactive learning materials and the training related to the effective usage of these materials.