Kha ri gude - introducing reading revolution


Galeshewe- The recent visit to Kimberley   by the Basic Minister for education Angie Motshekga as part of the ‘Kha ri gude, recruitment and reading show’ was aimed on introducing the reading revolution and most importantly to share the information regarding the available teaching bursaries the department is offering.

When addressing audience at  Mayibuye hall, Minister said the focus was to afford basic learning education to young and old people who can’t read and write, meanwhile the programme is also earmarked to create temporary jobs to young people interested in the teaching profession. It was for the first time the Kha ri gude campaign was officially launched in the province since its inception in February 2008.

 As part of encouraging reading culture, the road show campaign also introduces ‘Donate a book Mandela campaign’ with this campaign the department will identify the areas whereby community members can donate the books.

“With this campaign we are aiming to eradicate the high level of illiteracy within our communities, we also want to instill the reading culture to our people and also to afford young people opportunities to become temporary teachers. Reading culture starts at home with the parental involvement, parents and guardians must always encourage their children to read for them with understanding. This campaign should serve as reminder as we celebrate 60 years of the freedom charter that states education shall be free, compulsory, universal and equal for all children; Higher education and technical training shall be opened to all by means of state allowances and scholarships awarded on the basis of merit”, Motshekga said.


The Minister also announced that the department will be revamping 100 libraries in the Northern Cape; she confirmed that already they have collected 6 million books from African countries. “The books are ready, the provincial department needs to identify the libraries in need of books”, she added.