The 6th of January marked a momentous achievement in many of our learners’ lives as Matric 2014 results were officially released at schools across Kwa-Zulu Natal. Over 500 000 learners sat to write the national examination which for many is the key that will unlock a vast array of opportunities for a successful future. Throughout the year The KZN Science Centre works through various initiatives with matric learners in an effort to impart science practical experience, offer supplementary learning and ready learners with skills and confidence to approach their matric examination. The SAPREF Saturday Schools Intervention is one such example of the initiatives managed by The KZN Science Centre. This programmes sees Grade 12 learners being assisted in the areas of Mathematics, Physical Science, EGD and Life Science through supplementary teaching. The focus of this programme is to increase the contact time of learners with the curriculum content with a special focus on their improvement of understanding towards excellent results.

Ms Kim Dlamini of the Umlazi Township is one such learner who has been an active participant in the programme and has gone on to achieve 6 distinctions, 4 of which are in the areas offered within our programme. “The learning programme helped me to improve my marks and understand my work better especially the subjects that were not easy to grasp”. Another successful participant is Ms Nonkululeko Linda who has managed to achieve 4 distinctions, 2 of which are in areas offered within the programme.

When asked about the 2014 results, Chief Executive Officer Ms Candice Potgieter had the following to say; “It is with great pride that The KZN Science Centre acknowledges these learners; not only are these young female ambassadors for Science but they are also testament to the extensive commitment and dedication The KZN Science Centre has put into our province together with our funders and partners.”

To these and all learners who have managed to excel in matric 2014, we say Congratulations!


The KZN Science Centre, a Non-Profit Organization (NPO #064-359-NPO), offers a great variety of educational and event facilities for the promotion and awareness of science. Through a variety of exhibits, workshops, themed holiday programmes, events, presentations and conferences, the KZN Science Centre aims to encourage science education amongst all citizens and in particular the youth, in order to pursue science and technology related professions. As a registered non-profit organization, all funds received by the KZN Science Centre directly support its educational programmes and exhibits.

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