Getting Started

Video lessons & learning tools for grades 8 & 9

This resource is comprised of video-lessons that follow the South African curriculum and are complemented with short assignments (self-marking). The lessons are on YouTube and do not require any registration or fees. Please follow the steps in the next section to start learning.

How does the resource work?

Step 1:

Get a workbook and pen ready so that you can take notes while you watch the video-lesson.

Step 2:

Watch the video-lessons in chronological order. You may want to watch them twice, first to get an overall picture and then again slowly, pausing to take notes. To watch them on YouTube, start by choosing the correct playlist. Alternatively, watch them on our website by clicking on the "Video-lessons" tab.

Step 3:

Complete the corresponding assignments and assessments along the way.

Step 4:

If you did poorly in the assessment, re-watch the video-lessons and revert to your textbook to get a better understanding of the term's work.


  • How much does this resource cost?
    The resource is free of charge.

  • Has this resource been approved by the Department of Education?
    The resource has been met with enthusiasm by the Western Cape Education Department. It can also be found on their e-portal.

  • Is the resource quality controlled?
    Each lesson is reviewed by a third-party teacher or lecturer before being released.

  • Will you cover more subjects and grades in the future?
    Yes. We are hoping to expand to more subjects and to Grade 7 in the near future, subject to the availability of funding

  • What source of funding do you have?
    We don’t charge the user for the resource as our vision is to provide quality education to scholars from all socioeconomic backgrounds. We thus rely on the public and philanthropists to cover our expenses.

  • Can the resources be used once schools reopen and post-Covid?
    . The resource will remain free of charge and accessible to learners and teachers alike.
    The resource can be used by learners to revise the term's work as well as by teachers as a teaching tool in the classroom by showing the video-lessons to learners and pausing to allow for discussion time.

  • How can we support Thuma Mina Teaching?
    Please support us by spreading the resource to anyone who may benefit from it. You can also help in other ways, like by making a financial contribution, please view our "Donate/Get Involved" tab for more information to discover ways to support us.

  • How can we get in touch with you?
    You can email us at or contact us through our "Contact Us" page.