Books help boost preschoolers’ IQ

A training programme for carers shows how reading with children improves their brains.

Brain food for growing minds

Why parents and teachers should rev up the read-aloud engine with their children and pupils.

Bringing literacy to all

Winner: Investing in Life Award — Thanda After-School

Maths teaching in SA adds up to multiplying class divisions

Poor performance in public schools is likely to accelerate the growth of private education.

Schooling alone won’t fix illiteracy

A recent report ignores preschool and home environments that are crucial to language skills.

Teachers can’t teach, report shows

Pupils are not taught to think, to solve problems or to read independently because most of their teachers do not know how to teach these skills.

Reading is the write way to go

But a mindset shift among teachers is needed to encourage reading across the curriculum.

The reading nation

The enjoyable art and discipline of reading is fast becoming an endangered activity in South Africa, writes Mpho Moshe Matheolane.

The ABC of boosting literacy

Academics say the approach to language must change to give students the best chance of success.

Literacy and numeracy can be enhanced

Innovation and creativity are the key elements that can improve learners' reading and spelling.

Building on reading

When there is a problem with this essential foundation skill, help is at hand.

Spelling bee at Mitchells Plain school encourages reading

A spelling competition has inspired learners at a Cape Town school to start reading.


Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

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