Schools Curricula


Macmillan Education South Africa is at the forefront of innovation, supporting the transition of the traditional South African classroom into a blended learning environment – offering print, digital and online products.


CAPS approved textbooks

All our approved textbooks meet the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) requirements and standards and are approved by the Department of Basic Education.

Our approved textbooks include material for all grades, all official languages and all major subjects as well as literacy.

Our two core textbook series are Clever and Solutions for All.

Information on all these titles are available in our CAPS catalogues.

You should use Macmillan Education as your content specialist as our textbooks:

  • make understanding and implementing of CAPS easy
  • are visually engaging and stimulating
  • make teaching and learning fun and easy
  • address teaching, learning and assessment on different cognitive levels
  • develop critical thinking and problem solving
  • give attention to learning barriers in order to support all learners
  • provide scaffolding exercises and homework activities Classroom, homework and extension activities progress from easier questions to more difficult questions in manageable steps
  • cater for learners across the spectrum in terms of language proficiency
  •  include reading that expands and develops young minds.

Our literacy books are also written by mother tongue speakers

We believe that support for teachers is fundamental to successful teaching and learning and therefore all our textbooks are supplemented with Teacher Guides. These guides should be used in conjunction with the Learner’s Book to provide the teacher with practical and creative solutions to challenges which might be encountered in the classroom.

eBooks and Digital Products

All Macmillan Education CAPS approved textbooks are available as ebooks. Our ebooks give learners the freedom to use our textbooks on almost any platform.

We have carefully considered how ebook capabilities can enhance learning in the classroom, so our ebooks feature interactivity which provide value added features such as highlighting, note taking and easy navigation.

Our enhanced ebooks are also available with interactive assessments which give learners the ability to engagingly self-assess as they work through the material.

These assessments can also be bought separately and used on most electronic devices.

Macmillan Education also has an interactive reading programme, Talking Stories which can assist learners with their literacy in four languages.

International products

Macmillan Education is very proud to be the agent for a number of international publishers such as: Hodder Education, Rising Stars and Eleanor Curtain. We also sell books from our sister companies, Macmillan UK and Macmillan Australia.

Hodder Education is a leading publisher for the Cambridge International Examination (CIE) curriculum requirements. They work hand-in-hand with the CIE to ensure that their books are produced to exact curriculum standards and are therefore also endorsed by the CIE.  Most CIE schools in Southern Africa who teach CIE use Hodder material as their books are content rich and visually engaging.

Rising Stars and Eleanor Curtain are exceptional product developers for literacy which can be used to enhance learners’ language abilities alongside any curriculum they are using. 

Similarly, Macmillan UK and Australia have excellent resources which are valuable assets to any schools.


Most learners in South Africa are not learning in their home language. This means that they immediately face a barrier to learning in terms of a limited vocabulary. Dictionaries are a vital resource in our classrooms, and being able to use a dictionary with speed will help all of our learners in all of their subjects.

Macmillan Education has a huge range of dictionaries that cater for all ages. Learners start with a picture dictionary, and will move upwards to a more complex and detailed dictionary for senior learners.