The MANCOSA literacy project: Helping Address South Africa’s Shocking Literacy Levels

“Do you know that reading statistics show
that only 14% of South Africans’ are
readers of books?”

This was the opening statement made by South Africa’s Honourable Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, in an interview conducted during National Book week in 2016. The Department of Basic Education launched the “read to lead” campaign in 2015, after shocking statistics by the National Education and Evaluation Development Unit revealed that 58% of Grade 4 learners could not read for meaning, while 29% were completely illiterate. South Africa is a country that has 11 official languages, and only 9.6% of the population is fluent in English.

Graduation Ceremony of MANCOSA, a leading distance educational provider

MANCOSA hosted its second graduation ceremony of the year at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. A total of 1,366 graduates from South Africa and SADC countries received recognition for their achievements. This brought the total number of graduates produced by MANCOSA for 2017 to 2,490.
A diverse community of students graduated across MANCOSA’s various program offerings – from those currently making an impact, to future innovators who are bound to reshape Africa’s growth amidst the increasing challenges and opportunities of a global era.

Actis sponsors international scholarships to study at world-class institutions

Actis, today announced that it will be providing US$100,000 in sponsorship for two Honoris United Universities graduates to complete a postgraduate qualification at the world’s leading educational establishments.
The graduates will have the opportunity to apply for these scholarships to study at world-class institutions (such as University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, or a Russell Group University in the UK or at an Ivy League or similarly prestigious university in the US). The first beneficiaries of the scholarship are expected to start in October 2018.