English literacy levels in South Africa

The latest reports indicate that the English literacy levels in South Africa are still not up to par. This does not just hold true for adults, but also for schools. The problem is that more adult basic education programs may be needed in future as employers are concerned about the entrants into the job market who have completed their Grade 12’s without being able to properly understand, communicate, read, and write in English. This is problematic since it means that new entrants into the job market are still unskilled in English as language. We need to improve the English literacy levels in South Africa if we want to improve service delivery and be able to compete in the international arena. As such we recommend assessments of the employees to test their skills of the English language and where required then to enroll them in English literacy courses as presented by Triple-e.