South Africa was ranked amongst the countries with the poorest performance in Mathematics and Science, the City has identified and acknowledged this poor results and has rolled out a mechanism to eradicate this predicament. The Municipality believes in taking ownership of the challenges that are faced by the country and as a result, takes action in finding solutions for the future.
 
The Office of the Deputy City Manager: Support Services is mandated to implement the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Programmes seeing as the City has identified the rapid increase in scarce skills within the Province and in South Africa at Large.
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