Pretoria advocate runs Comrades while reading book to promote literacy

2019-06-12 11:52

A Pretoria advocate has found a cause close to his heart and is running with it – literally.


2018-05-18 18:00

IT takes a village to raise a child!

SA gears up for World Read Aloud Day following poor literacy ranking

South Africa's disappointing literacy ranking - according to a 2016 report - has prompted the need for change in the country's approach to teaching children how to read. Nal'ibali aims to increase its reach to attract 1 000 000 participants this year. Watch.

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5 ways to get reluctant readers to pick up a book

2017-12-20 10:47

Adult or child, here’s how to encourage the people in your life to read even if they think books are boring.

And you thought the crisis was in higher education

2017-12-08 11:52

More than 80% of learners in rural primary schools only completed one page of maths and language in their workbooks per day. How are they expected to learn to read if their teachers aren't in class, asks Alet Janse van Rensburg.

Book club in Lower Crossroads a novel approach to building confidence

2017-04-05 08:48

Every Saturday morning the KwaFaku Vulindlela Reading Club not only opens its doors, but a world of reading, to dozens of children in Lower Crossroads, a township in Cape Town.

How one woman is changing the world one book at a time

2017-01-12 12:23

Port Shepstone resident Rita Nako wants to change the world... one book at a time.

Put your child in the story

2016-08-22 14:01

Personalised story books are a great way to get your child to engage and develop a habit of reading.

Snuggle up with Dr Seuss

2015-05-07 11:45

Why children (and parents) adore the worlds created by Dr Seuss.

From birth, U.S. pediatricians urge reading aloud to children

2014-06-25 16:52

Rhyming, talking, playing and singing all contribute to early literacy in children.



2018-07-01 15:00

NO CHILD wants to attend school – it’s not a fun place.

Putting our languages on the shelf

2018-02-04 06:21

February is Language Month and on February 1 we celebrated World Read Aloud Day. All this while we are all still reeling from the report released in December that South Africa is rock bottom out of 50 countries in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, writes Gayle Edmunds.

Teaching children to enjoy reading

2018-01-21 00:19

As 2017 wound down, South Africa heard news that broke our collective hearts. In case you missed it, 78% of South African Grade 4 pupils cannot read for meaning in any language, writes Zukiswa Wanner.

What went wrong after Madiba’s death?

2017-12-10 06:09

‘What will happen to South Africa after Mandela goes?” A group of US journalist friends asked this question while travelling through Qunu – the village where Madiba grew up, writes Janet Heard.

Open letter to the next president: We need a grand plan for literacy

2017-12-06 09:59

Eight out of ten children in the country can't read and there has been no improvement in reading outcomes since 2011, write Nic Spaull and David Carel.

Should Shakespeare be scrapped from the SA school curriculum?

2017-03-31 15:53

With South Africa's school curriculum being reviewed once again, we're wondering if this could be the end of Shakespeare in schools.

WATCH: A tour of where SA writers work

Meet South African creators and visit their working spaces, where all the magic happens.

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SADTU’s Mugwena Maluleke: Education hampered by bureaucracy, resist ANAs

2015-09-25 16:18

SADTU General Secretary says unions will resist the government’s intentions to go ahead with Annual National Assessments, the same way they fought against apartheid.

Helping illiterate adults take charge of their lives by teaching them to read

2014-09-18 11:47

Mustadafin Foundation is giving families in the Cape Flats the gift of imagination and confidence thanks to their adult literacy programme.

Blue Ivy, baby genius?

2013-02-19 14:49

Beyoncé’s baby 'reads' flash cards at just 13 months!

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