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School Based Interventions (SBI)

​​​​​​​​​​​South Africa is in the midst of a mathematics and science education crisis that challenges all key role-players.

SUNCEP is involved in several programmes that seek to provide supplementary educ​​​ation to learners who show potential to access tertiary education. These learners currently hail from the Northern and Western Cape.

Learners are given extra tuition by tutors who are selected in conjunction with the applicable provincial education department. These tuition sessions take place during the school holidays or on Saturdays when learners are given quality lessons in Mathematics, Natural and Physical Sciences.  ​Currently, Literacy is part of one of the interventions.

These lessons aim to help learners achieve excellent results in the National Senior Certificate, thus enabling them to access tertiary education.

The programmes that SUNCEP currently manage are listed in the table below the pictures.

​Education District 


Host School

Grades involved

Subjects offered

No. of learn​ers


MaSci4Maties: Mathematics and Sciences for Maties ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

NorthAtlantisAtlantis Secondary School10,11,12
Mathematics, Physical Sciences75Saturday Schools
WinelandsFranschhoekGroendal Secondary School8,9,10Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences120Holiday schools
​Winelands​Worcester​Breërivier Secondary School9,10​,11​Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences 90​Holiday School
​Stellenbosch​Stellenbosch University10,11,12​Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences​90​Holiday School

NaMaSci: Namaqualand Mathematics and Sciences ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

Northern CapeSpringbokNamakwaland High School10,11,12Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences90Holiday schools

LitNumHub: Literacy and Numeracy Hub ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

WinelandsWorcesterBothashalte Primary School5,6,7Afrikaans and Mathematics75Holiday Schools, Virtual Classes

​Olifantsrivier project​ ​ ​ ​ ​

West CoastVredendal regiondifferent schools7-12Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences Approximately  2000varied activities

Expo for Young Scientists (click on the name to link to Expo's own page)

Western CapeStellenbosch regionvarying, between 25 and 30 schools per year7​-12The development of research skills in  different subjects
School expos: many
Approximately 300 learners per year participate at the regional competition
practical work sessions during the year and one regional competition

Need more information? Contact the component head​