We though you might find this speech by Minister Angie Motshekga at the 2013 Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa very interesting published on the Department of Basic Educations Website.
One of the highlights...
"The National Department has released a National Reading Programme for Grades R to 12 further to strengthen reading and literacy outcomes at classroom and school level.
The public education system is making serious inroads to improve provision and utilisation of Learner Teacher Support Material with coverage estimated at 80% in 2012 from 45% in 2007. We have provided 114 million workbooks to all learners in Grades R to 9. We will continue to promote utilisation of this valuable resource."
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