How we are helping education in South Africa for those affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Free resources available to educators, students, parents and professionals to keep learning moving forward

In this uncertain environment, it’s important that learning continues, even if it can’t happen in person. That’s why we’re providing access to online learning resources for people who are studying, teaching or working remotely.

We'll be updating the site regularly with even more helpful information and resources in the coming days.

For teachers, parents and learners

Classroom Solutions

We believe that effective teachers are fundamental to the success of a learner’s journey and part of what makes a good teacher great is their desire to continually learn and improve. That is why we created Classroom Solutions where you can download FREE teaching and learning resources to help save you time, so you can spend more of yours doing what you do best, teaching.

Signup for FREE and start downloading free teaching and learning resources.

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The Smart-Kids series provides relevant, South African educational material based on CAPS for Grades R to 7. The series is aimed at developing young learners’ skills in Languages and Mathematics in a fun and interactive way.

On our Smart-Kids website you’ll find fun worksheets for your child to practise their Maths and Languages skills. There are also extra online activities, such as readers, flashcards, worksheets and tests in Mathematics, English and Afrikaans.

Our Parenting tips and Homework help blogs contain up-to-date advice, information and tips written by teachers.

Visit Smart-Kids

Smart-Kids is available in Afrikaans as Slimkoppe.

A range of Smart-Kids Workbooks, Skills Books, Practice Test Books and Readers are available from online retailers such as Takealot and Loot.

Browse and purchase Smart-Kids and Slimkoppe eBooks at


Keep little ones practising their reading, writing and spelling with Letterland apps available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Letterland school customers can request access to Phonics Online for learners to enjoy Letterland animations, songs and readers at home.

Visit Letterland COVID-19 Resources website

X-kit Achieve

Written by expert teachers, X-kit Achieve offers a wide range of study resources, including study guides, literature study guides, exam practice books. Our study guides make learning, understanding, revising and practicing for test and exams easy.

The X-kit Achieve website provides you with additional support. You can search subject glossaries for definitions of key terms, get study advice and tips, access quick revision cards and find the study resources you need to help you be keep up with your school work and be ready for tests and exams.

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X-kit Achieve is available in Afrikaans as X-kit Presteer.

A range of X-kit Achieve Study Guides, Exam Practice Books and Literature Study Guides are available from online retailers such as Takealot and Loot.

Browse and purchase X-kit Achieve and X-kit Presteer eBooks at

For higher education lecturers

We would like to work closely with you and provide you with the tools to support you and your students. Please feel free to contact one of our Key Account Managers for queries or to learn more about our Pearson products and services.

Contact a Pearson Key Account Manager

MyLab and Mastering

MyLab and Mastering has a collection of online homework, tutorial, and assessment products designed to improve the results of all higher education students. This platform has input from more than 11 million students' users and creates learning experiences that are personalised and continuously adaptive.

To support our goal of helping each learner succeed, Pearson South Africa is offering free standalone MyLab and Mastering access to tertiary institutions where they can commit to full adoption in the second semester or in 2021. Where this is not feasible, standalone access will be made available at a discounted rate. T’s and C’s apply.

Contact your Key Account Manager for more information


Pearson South Africa has entered into an agreement with Perlego to give students 1-month FREE access to the subscription-based service.

Visit Perlego Online Learning Library


If you are already using Pearson digital materials, the move to online teaching can go very quickly.  We’re offering free webinars and best practices to help you make a strong transition. Along with this you’ll gain access to a robust suite of instructional resources to help you make the move quickly and efficiently. 

To find out more, please contact our team of Key Account Managers

Digital Literacy Citizenship

With more work than ever before happening online, possessing the skills and tools to work on digital platforms is no longer only an advantage but has become vitally important. At Pearson, we recognise the importance of acquiring the digital skills users need to flourish in South Africa. 

Our Digital Literacy Citizenship course is a self-paced online, modular and nonlinear programme for South Africans who need to build their 21st-century digital literacy skills and will be FREE to new users registering in April. For those users looking for powerful proof of their new competencies to differentiate themselves and get recognised in the job market, a certificate of completion will be made available at a nominal fee. 

Find out more about the course

For working professionals

By completing an online course from Pearson Professional South Africa, you will be providing yourself with an education that is not only recognised globally, but also one that connects you to a global network.

Pearson Professional programmes offer outstanding content from edX’s top university partner programs to give you the competencies most in demand by employers. Upon completion of the Pearson Professional programmes, you will earn a digital badge that can be shared on LinkedIn™, through email or a variety of other prominent social media platforms.

Upskill by completing one of the courses below for FREE. Please see relevant start dates.

Data Science Program Part 1 Harvard 6 April / 4 May 2020 R2,999
Supply Chain Analytics MIT 15 April 2020 R3,195
Computing in Python I: Fundamentals & Procedural Programming Georgia Tech 4 May2020 R1,595
Corporate Finance University of Maryland 11 May 2020 R3,299

Who can I contact for further support?

The Pearson Customer Support team are available to assist educators, students and parents via email and phone.


Phone: Between 8.30am and 5.00pm assistance is available on +27 21 532 6008

For Pearson Professional queries, please complete the online enquiry form and a consultant will be in touch with you.