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Libraries
Southview Secondary School
Address: Corner Cosmos & Violet Streets LENASIA SOUTH
Partnership Date: 30 August 2013
School Roll 2021: 1964

Southview Secondary School is a situated in Lenasia South and caters for the needs of learners residing in Hospital Hill informal settlement and the suburb of Lenasia South.  This school was identified by the Johannesburg South District (Gauteng Department of Education) as being well managed and deserving of a resource and study centre. Fortunately for the school, Hyundai South Africa and Hyundai Corporation Korea were looking to invest in education and at a school with specifically previously disadvantaged learners.

Southview ticked all the boxes and work commenced as soon as the proposal was accepted by Hyundai.

The large room which was allocated to serve as a library was refurbished to include the following:

  • Painting of walls and windows
  • Establishing¬† a computer room
  • Establishing a private reading and computer work station for educators
  • New shelving and furniture
  • 7000 catalogued books suitable for secondary school learners
  • On-line revision lessons provided on learner laptops
  • Imperial-appointed library assistants which meant the library could remain open after school hours and during school holidays

Due to the excellent usage observed by Hyundai at this school, they have continued supporting the project. Their matric pass rate has also improved in both quality and quantity since the opening of the resource center; this is attributed in no small measure to the uptake of the library by staff and learners as a nodal point for study, research and leisure reading.