Although there are a few government schools in South Africa that have run pilot projects with selected grades and classes using E-textbooks, Sunward Park High school in Boksburg, Gauteng have taken the plunge and converted to 100% digital technology. And they did this from inception in October 2012 to full implementation in January 2013.

Furthermore, most E-learning pilot projects in public schools are funded by corporate social investments (CSI), hence it becomes a “testing ground” for technology where only designated groups of classes benefit. However, with the blessing of the parents, teachers and learners, Sunward Park High has converted to the use of tablet technology, digital resources and E-books in the delivery of education to 1 350 learners registered at the school.Sunward Park High School has paved the way for other public schools to go 100% digital and use E-learning to achieve educational excellence.