Literacy

Stories in mother tongues matter

"Too often I have been on platforms that bemoan the shortage of storybooks in the mother tongue."

Telling tales leads to literacy

Storytellers at a festival of books emphasise that the oral tradition plays an important role in the process of learning to read

Children must be able to read with comprehension about their heritage

Literacy in South Africa has to improve if people are to have a better quality of life

Literacy and skills are the power for good

Lifelong learning should now be the goal of all, and it comes down to two essential ingredients

We haven’t achieved the aims of June 16

South Africa still does not have an equal education system, yet this is not impossible

Reading must be central to our lives

Reading, especially of African languages, is a complex, under-researched area undertaken by teachers and subject advisers who are ill-prepared

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

Literacy must start at infancy

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

Illiteracy threatens our democracy

The democratic project is fatally wounded without a national plan to teach teachers how to teach reading

​Pupils’ scores show change is possible

The improvement from 2003 to 2015 is welcome but differences between schools are a big concern.

How reading can change your life

Books reshaped the destiny of James Matthews – poet, political prisoner and, now, doctor.

Parents worried about use of interactive e-books

The majority of British parents who responded to a new survey voiced concerns over the negative impact of interactive e-books on their children.

Latest

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories