Let me tell you a story about SA literacy and what you can do to ...

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Let me tell you a story about SA literacy and what you can do to help

SA’s literacy rates are shocking, but the Sunday Times, with BookDash, has a plan and would like you to assist

Sunday Times Book Editor

It’s not good. The stats are not only appalling, they are heartbreaking, especially for those privileged enough to read, buy books for their children, read to them and ensure they do and understand their homework.



The reality is that SA’s literacy rates are awful. According to the 2019 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PRAESA) report, eight out of 10 grade four pupils cannot read for meaning in any language. You’ve probably read this somewhere, but I want it to sink in...

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