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Learning Enhancement (LE)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 learning enhancement programmes 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 Distric​t 


Host School

Grades involved

Subjects offered

No. of learn​ers



​MaSci4​Maties: ​Mathematics and Sciences for Maties


AtlantisAtlantis Secondary School
Mathematics, Physical Sciences75Saturday Schools

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NaMaSci: Namaqualand Mathematics and Sciences

Northern Cape Springbok

Namakwaland High School
10,11,12Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences90Holiday schools
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LitNumHub: Literacy and Numeracy Hub ​

Winelands Worcester

Bothashalte Primary School5,6,7Afrikaans and Mathematics75Holiday Schools, Virtual Classes
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Olifantsrivier project​ ​ ​

West Coast Vredendal region
different schools7-12Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences Approximately  2000varied activities
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Expo for Young Scientists (click on the name to link to Expo's own page)

Western Cape Stellenbosch regionvarying, between 25 and 30 schools per year
7​-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

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