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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.
Anglo American launches investment programme
Anglo American launches investment programme
Anglo American recently launched a major new education programme, in partnership with the department of basic education, to improve outcomes for...
South Africa’s reading crisis: Focus on the root cause, not the peripherals
South Africa’s reading crisis: Focus on the root cause, not the peripherals
Nearly a quarter of a century into democracy, four presidents and several curricular revisions later, South Africa has made little headway in its...
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...
Writing’s on the wall for parochial SA publishers
Writing’s on the wall for parochial SA publishers
As a writer published in South Africa, I work in an insane industry.
My journey of reading women, writing as a woman and growing a wide heart
My journey of reading women, writing as a woman and growing a wide heart
There have been a few discussions lately about women’s writing. There are some who believe that women’s words are less important than men’s...
How reading can change your life
How reading can change your life
I grew up in a household where there were no shelves filled with books. My father was illiterate and my mother read Oracle and Miracle, two thin paperbacks from the United Kingdom which could hardly be considered as literature....
Listening the first step to reading
Listening the first step to reading
In his insightful book, The Rights of the Reader, Daniel Pennac comments: "When someone reads aloud, they raise you to the level of the...
Reading is the essential discipline
Reading is the essential discipline
The offensive statue of Cecil John Rhodes at the University of Cape Town has been removed but will the main reason for the unrest – a lack of...
Township library opens hearts
Township library opens hearts
It is Sunday morning and more than 20 children wait in Neo Mathetsa's small yard to start their weekly literacy and performance art lessons.

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