South Africans Must Learn to Read

Even as South Africa has become more sensitive to the value of cultural diversity, the importance of English language literacy has increased. More than ever, experts emphasize in order to participate in South African culture and commerce, people must learn to read. As in all post modern industrialized nations, television has become the primary tool … Read more

The Dangers of Illiteracy

Although the media have not explored the topic, economists frequently tie South African economic stagnation to adult illiteracy among the country’s disadvantaged groups. Continuing illiteracy among South Africa’s minorities threatens the nation’s continued economic development because it depends on people’s command of language. Although South Africa boasts a high literacy rate, which is one of … Read more