Illiteracy

Illiteracy is part of a ticking time bomb

Unemployment, corruption, unfair distribution of wealth and the frustration at the cost of living are all powder kegs waiting to explode.

Let our children play – and inspire them to read and learn

We must empower them through literacy and enable them to imagine better prospects for themselves through stories and storytelling.

Good news, Chicken, the sky isn’t falling

Surprised? Which is to be expected when the media thrives on keeping us in a state of alarm

It takes a village to end illiteracy

According to the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study 78% of South African grade four pupils cannot read with comprehension

Learning can’t prosper in a broken society

Social ills, plus the effect of poverty, are reflected in our schools and require redress at many levels

Literacy must start at infancy

Parents and early childhood educators are as vital as foundation phase teachers

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?

The government must clarify its adult education priorities, argues <b>Jackie Carroll</b>.

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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income