4.7 Million Adults Illiterate in South Africa

Official figures show that about 4.7 million adults in South Africa are illiterate and about 4.9 million adults are functional illiterate who left school before Grade 7

Official figures show that about 4.7 million adults in South Africa are illiterate and about 4.9 million adults are functional illiterate who left school before Grade 7.

In light of this, the Department of Arts and Culture is in partnership with a number of stakeholders to encourage a culture of reading, as part of National Book Week.

The department's director-general, Xaba Sibusiso, points out that the purpose of the National Book Week is to encourage the culture of reading and writing in the country – given the low literate rates in certain parts of the communities.

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SABC News

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