Free High School Science Texts

Free High School Science Texts
RW James Building, University of Cape Town
Rondebosch 7701, South Africa

+27 21 650 3366
NPO Registration Number: 037-269-NPO
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What is the Free High School Science Textbook?
The FHSST is the contribution of a group of young scientists towards furthering science education in South Africa. We aim to provide a free science textbook for Grades 10 - 12 to all South African learners.

Read our textbooks
Life Sciences
Cover coming soon
Computer Literacy

Visit our project administration web pages hosted on Savannah.
Getting Started  |  General Information

Information for Authors


Welcome to the project. We know how hard it is to find time to contribute to a project like this and we appreciate any and all contributions of any size.

Before embarking on an assignment realise that it can take a few days to get setup, especially if you are using a system we aren't very familiar with. Don't be discouraged as we'll do everything we can to get you up and running.

Should you discover that you can't complete your assignment or just don't have time for the project, please let us know. It is very helpful for us to know who can't contribute as soon as they know. Otherwise we send unanswered emails and we don't ever know what went wrong.

Remember: even if you can't complete your assignment even a portion of it is a contribution we'll gladly accept.

Need Help? - Admin Team's Responsiblities

We are the admin team of FHSST. We try to keep things running smoothly and help out with any problems. Every one of us is also a contributing author. The team with their responsibilities is listed below:

Chemistry Sarah Blyth
Maths/PR Rory Adams
PR, Editing and Fundraising Spencer Wheaton
Maths/Technical Issues Sam Halliday
Physics/Essays Mark Horner
Computer Literacy/Computer Science Adele Muzik
Biology/Life Sciences Mark Horner (temporarily)

We have a mailing list that non-members can post to. If you need help or have any questions please address your email to the responsible person above and send it to:

Our policy is that the responsible person will respond to any emails but we should all be up to speed on what is happening for times when people are unavailable, in which case another member of the admin team will respond.

Checklist for new authors

To try to get you involved as smoothly as possible we have a small checklist of things you need to get through.

Large scale involvement

  • Sign up for a free account on Savannah and send your username to Mark on the admin list
  • Configure your CVS and set up your keys on Savannah as described on CVS Setup
  • Please read the LaTeX, Guidelines and PSTricks pages
  • Take one last look over the authors page and off you go ...
Remember:the admin team is here to help, so if you have any problems with any of the steps just send us an email and we'll do our best to help.