Literacy Levels in South Africa



Rights vs. Responsibilities in Education

One thing to note, as with all aspects of life; with rights come responsibilities. In South Africa, we have one of the most progressive constitutions in the world with the Right to Education playing an essential role. While our constitution may be widely recognised and admired few people know that the Department of Education has also introduced a “Bill of Responsibilities”.

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87% of Grade 4 and 78% of Grade 5 Learners At Risk of Not Learning to Read

Although no academic skill is more vital than the ability to read, the reality is that many children battle to learn to read, and some never succeed. Judging by the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) results, South African children are especially affected.

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