Preparing your pre-schooler for reading

According to the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) of 2016, almost 80% of South African Grade 4 learners do not understand what they read. One cause of this is that many teachers are overwhelmed by large classes, and another is that schools lack...

Five fascinating truths about dragon boat racing

Dragon boat racing is an age-old tradition, originating in China about 2000 years ago. From dragon boat festivals to modern-day competitive racing, dragon boating has become one of the fastest growing water sports in the world. Here are five fascinating truths about...

Paddle to Read: a tribute to Madiba

Keep the 5th of December 2015 open for a special commemorative Oxford Paddle to Read for Madiba Dragon Boat Race at the V&A Waterfront Marina, 9am-12pm. This year’s event will see educational publisher Oxford University Press Southern Africa and shareholder...

Animals: a new tool for fighting illiteracy?

Animals don’t often feature in lists of tools used to combat literacy issues, but one South African researcher has highlighted the positive impact that our furry friends can have on reading levels. Zanne van Eeden, a Masters of Education student at the University of...