LITASA 2019 highlights

This year’s successful conference opened by Professor Catherine Kell, Director of the School of Education at UCT, provided inspiration, subjects for debate and a wealth of relevant research on Literacy Education, including digital literacy. See some photos below...

bua-lit at LITASA this weekend (12- 14 July 2019)

Catch these presentations and workshops by bua-lit collective members at LITASA this weekend: Friday 12 July 2019 – 2hr Colloquium Title: Translanguaging and Translation in South African Classrooms Presenters: Pinky Makoe, Soraya Abdulatief, Xolisa Guzula, Robyn...

African language research: Open letter to President Ramaphosa

In this open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, teacher educators, academics and practitioners in education, literacy, African language development  and related fields, voice their concerns regarding the limited role African language speakers have played (and...

Welcome to our blog

Since launching the Bua-Lit website ( https://bua-lit.org.za ) in 2018, the need for a place to share ideas, reading material and discussion has grown and this blog was born.Our intentions are to introduce material we think readers can benefit from and to write...

Bua-Lit Collective’s Open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa

  The Bua-Lit Collective recently wrote an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa and Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Read why the sudden transition to English in Grade 4 is a gross injustice for African-language speaking children and why it is time...

‘My Shakespeare’ – orienting towards our learners

The energy which pulsates when a group of teachers get together to discuss and enact something they feel passionately about is infectious.This past weekend saw 50 English teachers, students, academics, activists and curriculum advisers gather at the Baxter Theatre for...
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