Author: Roule Le Roux

Alithemba Tembani

Every morning, the faces of Grade 2 and 3 children in Litha Primary School, Gugulethu light up as Alithemba Tembani walks into their classrooms, to...

Siphesihle Lando

Responding to South Africa's literacy crisis and the other challenges in the education system requires a multi-layered and all-inclusive approach.  The schools, particularly in the outskirts...

Asemahle Ntsume

Asemahle Ntsume (19) was once enrolled at Observatory Primary School. This is where she became one of the children taking part in the Shine Literacy...

Lufefe Kwetshube

At 8 years old, Lufefe Kwetshube attended the Shine Literacy Hour Programme at Observatory Junior School. He loved the programme so much that one of...

Cathy Ontong

Teaching can be a highly strenuous, often teachers are put on the spot and labeled as incompetent. Less attention is given to the excessive workload...

Gill Spreeth

For Gill Spreeth, the Shine Literacy Hour Programme is a breath of fresh air, and a space to lift one’s spirit up, put everything else...