SA’s ‘richest teacher’? Maths educator’s net worth adds up to R7m

SA’s ‘richest teacher’? Maths educator’s net worth adds up to R7m

Buhle “Lulu” Menziwa is an entrepreneur and teacher who has previously made headlines for wearing “sexy” clothing while teaching. According to Savanna News, the KwaZulu-Natal-based teacher is Mzansi’s richest teacher but all her fortunes don’t come from teaching…

In 2019, Lulu Menziwa received criticism from social media users for wearing tight clothing in her classroom. As per IOL, she took to Instagram to slam her critics.

“You are forgetting one thing, that I’m not teaching the kids of your age; I’m not teaching 25, 26 to 40-year-old learners. My kids are younger, they don’t have the perverted mind that you have, so stop.”

LULU MENZIWA’S FORTUNES 

Savanna News reports that Lulu Menziwa teaches mathematics at a school in KwaZulu-Natal but she is also an entrpreneur. According to her Instagram bio, Menziwa owns an online skin store, MB Glow.

She was reportedly offered a million-rand advertisement deal from Mercedes Benz and also earns money through her clothing line, MadamB.

The publication further reports that Menziwa is the richest teacher in South Africa with a whopping R7 million.

HOW MUCH DO TEACHERS IN SOUTH AFRICA EARN? 

According to BusinessTech, teachers in South Africa earn depending on their “post-level”. A general class teacher could earn between R125 085 per annum and R212 793. A senior teacher can earn between R336 789 and R474 945.

A department head at a school can earn between R353 979 and R876 609. A deputy principal could earn between R421 473 and R949 221.

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