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.

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.

Should kids read Dickens?

2012-02-07 09:31

Dickens' Biographer claims his books are out of reach to an attention span-challenged generation.


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.

Blue Ivy, baby genius?

2013-02-19 14:49

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

ABCs are essential!

2010-02-11 13:00

Early language problems may hinder adult literacy.

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