The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) provides funding in three main categories:
» Tuition(Teachers’ salaries)
» LTSM (Stationery & Textbooks)*
Additional funding may also be requested for items such as
» Support Staff salaries
» Municipal Services
» Building Maintenance
Sijonga-Phambili receives funding in all of the above categories, but these funds contribute only about 40% of the amount needed for the Centre to operate at full capacity.
Funding for Tuition and LTSM* is determined by the number of students who were registered at each level in the previous Academic Year. Departmental funding for students doing the old curriculum Senior Certificate course has recently been withdrawn.
The receipt of additional funding is neither guaranteed nor regular and is dependent on funds being available in the Annual Budget as determined by the National Department of Education.
The use of State Funds is closely monitored and controlled and several requirements need to be in place before any funding is granted. Further details are provided in the section labelled Financial Control.
* LTSM = Learning and Teaching Support Material