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Gugulethu Nxumalo’s open letter to Minister Motshekga

Gugulethu Nxumalo’s open letter to Minister Motshekga

    Here is an open letter to Minister Angie Motshekga written by 12 year old Gugulethu Nxumalo. This is a perfect example of the kind of writing that young children are capable of from a young age. It is important for children to know they can use their...

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Language is part of the machinery of oppression

As language researchers and practitioners, we are mindful of the way language is used as a powerful weapon in the reproduction of inequality. We wanted to share this article, by Professor Patricia Williams at Columbia University in the US. She provides a discourse...

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Supporting parents and caregivers with learning at home

Supporting parents and caregivers with learning at home

As the lockdown related to COVID-19 continues, parents and caregivers continue to support their children in learning at home. Members of the COVID-19 ECD schooling group, including two bua-lit members, created this guide to assist. It contains information about...

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Covid-19 Why it can’t be education as usual

Covid-19 Why it can’t be education as usual

We have written this statement (10 April 2020) in response to national and provincial recommended 'online' approaches to continuing basic education during school closures. We outline what is possible and not possible and offer some creative solutions for centering the...

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