Reading

 
To read, play and eat cupcakes in Tembisa
To read, play and eat cupcakes in Tembisa
Storytelling is an ancient art that remains central to human communication. In a country such as South Africa, which is faced with a reading...
The book lover's fallback
The book lover's fallback
I joined the library. I passed through the turnstiles, inhaled the distinct odour of aging books and presented my proof of address. A form was...
Let our children play – and inspire them to read and learn
Let our children play – and inspire them to read and learn
I was born and bred in the township of Umlazi in KwaZulu-Natal. It is the fourth-largest township in South Africa and the only township with its...
Don’t just read to your children, talk to them too
Don’t just read to your children, talk to them too
Any education expert will tell you that a child’s home environment is critical to shaping their future — well before they even enter...
Non-fiction
Non-fiction
THE COLOUR OF TIME: A NEW HISTORY OF THE WORLD 1860-1960 by Dan Jones and Marina Amaral (Head of Zeus)
How you can be part of the solution to our literacy crisis
How you can be part of the solution to our literacy crisis
I lead a nongovernmental organisation (NGO) that supports early literacy in under-resourced communities. I’ve been doing this work for 13 years,...
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....
Break poverty divide, read to your children
Break poverty divide, read to your children
"The single biggest predictor of high academic achievement … is reading to children. Not flash cards, not workbooks, not fancy preschools,...
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.
[Video]Mohale Mashigo on all things books
[Video]Mohale Mashigo on all things books
Author Mohale Mashigo speaks to the M&G about her writing process, early reading habits and she shares her challenge to her readers
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.
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...

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