Academic resources

Unequal access to resources is one of the key reasons for the state of education in South Africa today. Access to good workbooks and supplementary worksheets is a great resource to help tutors provide academic support for students. Below, please find a list of tried and tested resources that work well in after-school programs. 
Read more about the importance of access to resources. 

Department of Basic Education resources

Department of Basic Education Workbooks
2022 school calendar
Revised Annual teaching plans: DBE curriculum recovery by grade and subject
Curriculum Assessment: know what your students need to achieve at each grade level

Online videos

Khan Academy videos – videos for high school students
Mindset – FET videos in all subjects
Second Chance – Grade 12 audio lessons
Grade 12 video tutorials (videos must be downloaded and cannot be watched online)

Study guides and workbooks

Mind the Gap Study Guides – Grade 12 study guides
Via Africa – FET study guides in all subjects
GROW Smart newspapers – colourful workbooks on different topic.
Rainbow Workbooks for Gr R-9 – DBE workbooks
Siyavula Resources – download full Math and Science textbooks
Ukuqonda Institute: learner and teacher guides
Dreamer Education: posters, workbooks and CDs
Answer Series – discount through Outliers
Pearson – discount through Outliers
Oxford University Press– discount through Outliers


Worksheets – worksheets for younger grades
NSC past papers – for matric students
Oxford University Press
Nal’ibali worksheets
Wordworks: material for younger readers (App available)
DBE Past Papers: for Grade 12s
OLICO Maths: learn key concepts for Grade 7-9

Literacy support

Na’ibali ‘How to’ guides: helping you read with children, share stories and start a reading club
Nal’ibali training: free online training
Nal’ibali tip sheet
Teach the World to Read: phonics program
Help2Read: train volunteers to help children read
Fundza: mobile friendly literacy courses for high school learners


10 Monkeys Maths – free subscriptions for your junior students
Suduko and Math games
Maths 24 helps with mental math and times tables
Book Attack: Fundza board game for junior school learners


Mathway: solve Math questions online
PhotoMath: use your phone to solve Maths questions with this app
Desmos: Graphing calculator
FoondaMate – WhatsApp search engine so students can search the internet and download past papers with low data usage

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