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Funworks produces text books for Information Technology for learners in Grade 10,11 and 12 in South African schools. Their books have been used throughout South Africa to teach the fundamentals of programming in an interactive manner to high school learners.

The books are being updated for the new CAPS document with the Grade 10 books in Theory, Java and now Delphi. The Grade 10 books are available and the Grade 11 books for Theory, Java and Delphi will be available at the end of 2012. The current Grade 11 books will be discontinued in 2012.  The solutions for the Grade 10 and 11 books is also available. The Grade 10 solutions will include all Theory, Scratch, Java and Delphi solutions. The Grade 11 solutions includes Theory, Java and Delphi solutions. Grade 12 solutions will be available by February 2014.  The solutions will be available on Google Drive.  To order the solutions, please click on the Order Books page.

The Grade 12 Theory, Delphi and Java books are currently available.

Recent Announcements

Prof M Coetzee - Winter School at UJ for Grade 12
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We invite grade 12 learners, who have IT as subject, to the Winter School in IT hosted by the Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Johannesburg since 2009.   

See our Facebook page at for more information.

Where: The Academy for Computer Science and Software Engineering UJ Kingsway campus in Aucklandpark, Johannesburg

The dates are as follows:

Delphi - 30 June to 4 July 2014

Java - 11 - 15 August 2014

You will find the registration form here:

Tel no: +2711 559-2907

Books available in ePub format for Android devices
Monday, February 10, 2014
To order books in ePub format, email Casandra Viljoen at
Persistent Storage and Data Aware Controls
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
We are currently updating the Grade 11 books to include persistent storage and data aware controls.  This will be continued in the Grade 12 books.  We will keep the DB class as a method of connecting a database to a Java/Delphi program. We think it is important to include both methods in the books.
EBooks and Kalahari
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The exploring IT series is currently being converted to ePub format and will be available digitally next year.  We will add the links to the digital versions to this website as soon as the books are completed. We are currently signing contracts to sell the books via Kalahari in print version.  Books will still be available via Colleen using this website.

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Our Philosophy

Funworks have spent years developing a teaching methodology where learners actively participate in their learning. The textbooks are filled with activities which teach underlying principles. Read more...

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Box 652217, Benmore, 2010
Tel: (011) 783-5727
Fax: (011) 783-5727
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