Welcome to Funworks


We have been producing textbooks for more that 20 years for South African IT (and formerly Computer Studies) students.

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 based on CAPS and designed to be interactive. We believe that learners must DO in order to learn. It is important that learners type in programmes and experiment with their code. Or theory books cover all aspects of the syllabus and include exercises that we call Check Points for learners to determine what they know.

To order books or solutions, please click on the Order Books page.

Recent Announcements

Update of Books
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    • Grade 10 Java and Delphi will have Scratch removed from the books as it no longer required by DBE or IEB.
    • Grade 12 Java and Delphi will have an improved SQL section added. This section will provide more examples of SQL, including the INSERT with SELECT, more examples of the IN and NOT IN operator with joined tables, summaries and more.
  • Grade 10 Java and Delphi and Grade 12 Java and Delphi will only be available in September 2017.
New Resources Page
Thursday, June 8, 2017

A new Resources page has been added to the web site. This page will be updated over time. It currently has links to the IT resource web site for past papers, a terminology list (created by Jared O'Reilly from St Benedict's College - Jared achieved 98% for IT in 2016), information about winter school for IT at the University of Johannesburg and rubrics that can be used to mark some of the larger tasks form the text books.  

Welcome to Anna Marie
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Anna Marie Visser will be replacing Helen in invoicing and orders. Anna Marie has a wealth of experience and will be dealing with quotes and invoicing. She will pick up emails sent to info@funworks.co.za.

Welcome Jenny Kench in Deliveries
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Jenny has joined Funworks to assist Colleen coordinate orders and deliveries. The storage of books has moved to Edenvale where Jenny works to dispatch books to our valued customers. 

Back up of Digital Books
Monday, June 13, 2016

Please note that with some digital books vendors closing, you may lose your textbook should your computer crash. Contact your vendor to make arrangements in case of computer failure.

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