A sad day when children felt unsafe in class

A sad day when children felt unsafe in class

Nolubabalo Mbotshwa, PRAESA’s early childhood language and literacy mentor, reflects on a distressing day for the young children she was on her way to work with. When I arrived at school today, there were two police vans in the parking lot. As I walked into the...
Lucy Hawking’s visit to South Africa!

Lucy Hawking’s visit to South Africa!

PRAESA has published with Jacana Media the isiXhosa and isiZulu versions of George’s Secret Key to the Universe, translated by Xolisa Guzula (isiXhosa) and Phiwayinkosi Mbuyazi (isiZulu). Author Lucy Hawking visited South Africa in October to highlight the...
Giving children choices helps grow healthy democracies

Giving children choices helps grow healthy democracies

Sive Mbolekwa, PRAESA literacy mentor, reflects on his day in the classroom and the emphasis on obedience over choice that he observes. How will the children whose choices are so curtailed become the active citizens South Africa needs, he wonders… This morning at...

World Read Aloud Day with Mzansi Flair

Carole Bloch, Huffington Post, 9 February 2017 Why do we want to celebrate a day for reading aloud to children? Is it to teach them to listen? Is it to get them to hear and learn more words so that their vocabulary increases? Or is it to enhance their mother tongue or...

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