n Language Matters : Studies in the Languages of Southern Africa - Editorial preface : an introduction to literacy in the African learning environment : challenges and changes

Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-5986



Extracted from text ... v Editorial preface: An introduction to Literacy in the African learning environment: challenges and changes The year 2001 was declared the Year of the Reader and the Minister of Education, Kader Asmal, called for attention to be focused on reading. The official title for this reading campaign is Masifunde Sonke - Building a nation of readers (Masifunde Sonke means 'Let us read together'). The South African National Literacy Initiative (SANLI) was launched to address literacy problems and to develop a culture of reading and writing. The mission of this campaign is to engage whole communities in a national effort to ..

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