Category: 'Literacy'

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South African illiteracy statistics and the case of the magically growing number of literacy and ABET learners

This article looks at the statistics on illiteracy in South Africa. Drawing from the 1990’s statistics on illiteracy in the country, the article argues that the number of illiterate people who have become literate according to the Department of Education is not the case and that in actual fact the illiteracy numbers have increased. The […]

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Does ABET Contribute to OHS in Mining

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is very important in the mining sector. Miners usually have limited formal education and understanding OHS is a problem. This article argues that having ABET in the workplace has increased miners’ awareness of OHS which is beneficial for their own safety. This article is recommended as it looks at how […]

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Teaching Reading in the Early Grades

This is a teachers handbook developed by the Department of Education to assist teachers of grades R-6. It highlights the important elelments of teaching reading and writing and provides fantastic guidelines and support for them, every teacher should be made aware of it.