Reading

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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

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

South Africa’s reading crisis: Focus on the root cause, not the peripherals

Initiatives to tackle South Africa's reading crisis must take the country's realities into account

Anglo American launches investment programme

The programme will support people involved in raising and educating children

Teach in first language, it’s the key to success

Switching to second-language teaching too early places pupils at a great disadvantage

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

Writing’s on the wall for parochial SA publishers

'Part of the disconnect between writers and white publishers has been ingrained in this belief that a certain demographic of people does not read'

My journey of reading women, writing as a woman and growing a wide heart

Growing up, I was taught that reading was the key to life. Now I read to write.

How reading can change your life

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

Listening the first step to reading

Storytelling and reading aloud used to be common practices and we should remember the illiterate in Literacy and Heritage Month, writes Carole Bloch.

Reading is the essential discipline

Mother-tongue learning paired with instruction in English is a success elsewhere in Africa.

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South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.