1. Swap Fortnite for an audiobook. Yes, audiobooks count as reading—and they can help children do it better and with exercised imagination. “Hearing someone reading a book confidently is a great way to experience fluency, which is the ability to read a text accurately, quickly, and with good expression,” ( must quote who said [...]
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President Cyril Ramaphosa has his hands full dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, but he also set time aside in the holidays to pursue the reading agenda alongside other South Africans. Known for his love of books, Ramaphosa shared his 2020 Christmas reading list with the National Reading Coalition (NRC), which launched the South African [...]
NRC, National Library of South Africa and Nalibali to host First Virtual Book Club In his state of the nation address in June 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa emphasised the importance of cultivating a reading nation to unlock opportunities that flow from a broadened understanding of the country and the world. Since launching in [...]
Room to Read in collaboration with the NRC has donated 20,000 books donated to schools across the country in response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call of getting children to read for meaning.
On 17 August 2020 the NRC team visited Kholwani Primary School in Soweto to hand over cool hampers to the school's grade 7 learners who won the Youth Day 2020 reading Competition.
World Book Day 2020 On 23 April, the National Reading Coalition joins the world in celebrating the love and culture of reading - a day earmarked on our Calendar as a special occasion which resonates with the Coalitions quest to get South Africa reading. With the world experiencing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, [...]
We introduced the National Reading Coalition (NRC) Mascot, Lwazi, to book lovers at the SA Book Fair held at the Constitutional Hill between 6-8 September. Witty, friendly and a book lover himself, Lwazi is a 10-year old boy who is looking for friends to join him in the fun and magical world of reading. [...]
National Reading Coalition collaborated with NAPTOSA, Kwa-Zulu Natal teachers’ union during the month of August in support of their Women’s Day events. Four events were held across the province, in Umlazi South, Pietermaritzburg, Stanger and Berea/Newlands area, with over 580 teachers attending. At each event, the work and message of the National Reading Coalition [...]
This #MandelaMonth, the National Reading Coalition (NRC) launched a book drive activation by donating to 10 schools, 'mini library on wheels' filled with 300 Home Languages and 50 English Books across three provinces equipped with 300 indigenous languages and 50 English books. The initiative is designed to leverage off the celebrations and grow the [...]
On International Women’s Day on the 9th of March 2019, the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) congregated in the Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Free State and North West to celebrate and honour over 5 000 women educators. As part of the NECT’s partnership with SADTU, the National Reading Coalition (NRC) used the platforms to [...]