literacy

 
Slice of life: Reading, the balm to pain
Slice of life: Reading, the balm to pain
By the time we got to the town of Laingsburg in the Western Cape, I couldn’t bend my knee and had to go to hospital because it was so swollen....
Reading should be a delight, not a duty
Reading should be a delight, not a duty
Literacy Month ended in September and it is vital that our literacy woes do not fall by the wayside until September rolls round again.
Stories in mother tongues matter
Stories in mother tongues matter
Last week, American actor Michael B Jordan caused a furore when, in a Vanity Fair interview, he bemoaned the nonexistence of black...
Telling tales leads to literacy
Telling tales leads to literacy
The theme of this year’s Nozincwadi Storytelling and Book Festival is “From the Bones of Memory”. 
Children must be able to read with comprehension about their heritage
Children must be able to read with comprehension about their heritage
If you make it to the end of this opinion piece and understand what you’ve read, consider yourself lucky.
Literacy and skills are the power for good
Literacy and skills are the power for good
Often referred to as a silent disability, low levels of literacy hinder personal growth and limit opportunities. It perpetuates poverty and...
We haven’t achieved the aims of June 16
We haven’t achieved the aims of June 16
The June 16 1976 uprising was a series of protests by black pupils in response to the Afrikaans-medium decree of 1974. For the government dominated...
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...
Reading must be central to our lives
Reading must be central to our lives
The international report released towards the end of last year, indicating low reading levels among South African children, is a cause for great...
Illiteracy threatens our democracy
Illiteracy threatens our democracy
What we read as children can tell us a lot about ourselves and the world we live in. The influences of our family, our schoolteachers and the...
​Pupils’ scores show change is possible
​Pupils’ scores show change is possible
COMMENTThe Human Sciences Research Council released the results of South Africa’s participation in the Trends in International Mathematics...

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