Although many of this country’s disadvantaged adults feel ashamed to admit it; they cannot read or they cannot read proficiently. Many employers complain new employees cannot read their training materials while some have begun offering literacy classes for associates who want to advance. As South Africa becomes more inclusive, its entire people must share the benefits of education and sophisticated literacy. And, as the internet becomes South Africa’s most powerful commercial tool, literacy takes on added importance in order for widespread access to adult literacy classes, which is one of the nation’s highest priorities.
Experts recommend that every disadvantaged South African should become bilingual, perfecting his or her language of origin. Thus, they recommend new, effective adult literacy classes.