Learners need basic reading skills

Government, in conjunction with the department of education, SETA’s and other educational institutions is continually rolling out projects and programmes to improve the high rate of illiteracy on South Africa. The projects are mainly aimed at the adult population group who do not have the most basic reading skills. This is largely due to the legacy of apartheid and the lack of education that was provided to most people in the country but the lack of schools in rural communities also plays a part. This is a huge problem to tackle and it is the responsibility of each and every literate citizen to do their bit in advancing reading skills in South Africa.