illiteracy

 
Let our children play – and inspire them to read and learn
Let our children play – and inspire them to read and learn
I was born and bred in the township of Umlazi in KwaZulu-Natal. It is the fourth-largest township in South Africa and the only township with its...
Good news, Chicken, the sky isn’t falling
Good news, Chicken, the sky isn’t falling
Humans are partial to bad news. Media outlets reflect and shape this preference, feeding us woe and panic. Long, slow, positive trends don’t make...
It takes a village to end illiteracy
It takes a village to end illiteracy
I learnt to write more or less at the same time that I learnt to read. My writing and reading teacher was my maternal grandfather. He would write...
Learning can’t prosper in a broken society
Learning can’t prosper in a broken society
Various studies in the sociological aspects of education have for some time advanced pertinent, yet often neglected, theoretical positions that may...
Tourists' millions elude the poor locals' nets
Tourists' millions elude the poor locals' nets
Boa is 19, the sixth of 11 children. With all of his family, he lives in a small thatched two-room house on the outskirts of Siem Reap.
Still on the back burner?
Still on the back burner?
Education, primarily school and higher level, is a national priority, owed in part to historical educational and social inequalities in South...
Readings in the spectacle of fashion
Readings in the spectacle of fashion
'One out of five people can't read. Four out of five people can't listen," read the words on a grey-and-black felt shoulder bag hanging in the...

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