Osizweni Science Centre provides teachers and learners in historically disadvantaged communities across Mpumalanga’s Gert Sibande district with structured, managed support in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.

This includes professional development programmes for teachers and educational resources and programmes for Grade 8 to 12 learners. We also focus on early childhood development and begin some of our interventions at primary school level.

A Sasol initiative, the Osizweni Science Centre was founded in 1991 and has grown from a skills development centre to a leading provincial education hub.

As a focused hub of STEM education expertise, our goals are precise: to address the imbalances in Mathematics and Science education, improve the matric pass rate and help provide new generations of achievers and leaders for industry.

To achieve these goals, we focus on two programmes: early childhood development and STEM education support.

Early childhood development

Early childhood development is addressed through pre-school learner visits to our Toy Library. This is an active learning environment with an emphasis on numeracy and literacy. Practitioners of early childhood development are supported through formal training, workshops and mentoring.

STEM education support

STEM education support is focused on learner and teacher support. Various activities are put in place to ensure our learners and teachers are supported in Mathematics, Accounting, Physical, Natural and Life Sciences.

For us, it’s also about more than numbers, equations and formulas.

We want to inspire others through our own values as an organisation, in how we cultivate relationships with our stakeholders and one another, our enthusiasm for continuous improvement and innovation, and our drive to be the best at what we do.

As a team, we are passionate about all aspects of human development and revere the power of education and role of teachers – not just for its impact on the lives of learners, but also their families, communities and the generations to come.

This drives our own self-improvement and pursuit to continuously improve on and develop engaging, exciting programmes and materials that are accessible, inspiring, technologically advanced and relevant.

Our vision is to be South Africa’s leading centre of excellence in STEM education support. As we grow, teachers grow in their roles and the number of secondary school graduates climbs – graduates who are ready to move to the next level of tertiary education so that they can pursue their dreams and make a meaningful impact on the world.

As a non-profit organisation, the Osizweni Science Centre relies on the support and funding of its partners and patrons. We invite you to join us on our journey to change the landscape of education in Gert Sibande and make a lasting impact on the lives of teachers and learners and the generations to come.

To find out more about the Osizweni Science Centre or how you can support us, please call +27 (0)17 689 2006 or email

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Visit us:
Old Braken Mine
Bracken Road
P.O. Box 6377

Registered as a Trust: Registration number: 1976/1993
Registered as a non-profit organisation with the National Department of Social Development: Registration number: 058-244-NPO
Registered as a public benefit organisation with Section 18A: Registration number: 18/11/13/0505
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