Highlights 2017


Chieta Gauteng Learner

Ms Nare Florah Manenzhe, aged 54, who resides in Winterveldt joined the programme in July 2017. She was part of the Pre-Abet group and the rest of her classmates were placed in ABET Level 3 and 4.  Because of her commitment and dedication to her learning work she has been moved to ABET Level 1. She enjoys reading English books now because she can understand them and she can write sentences without a struggle anymore.  She can also do additions and subtractions in Maths. We would like to thank both her English and Numeracy facilitators for this learner’s remarkable progress and we also say a big thank you to Chieta (The Chemical Industries Education & Training Authority) for funding this worthwhile programme.

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New learner, Nara Florah Manenzhe, second from right.




Project Literacy - Department of Police, Roads and Transport (Free State)

Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET)



The project seeks to address the skills gap and ease the promotion process in the department. Employees involved in this programme are long-serving employees of the department with vast experience in their specific work. Some are Machine Operators, Roads Workers, Drivers and Road Works Foreman with little and some with no education at all.



8-Hour classes are conducted and learners sleep over at the Centre. We started in mid-September with ABET Level 1 & 2 with 12 learners with a group of men well over 50 years old who are committed and eager to learn.

It is always exciting to see them learning to read and write step by step, not to mention learning to speak English. Some of them could not sign or read documents but today they even boast about buying newspapers and checking children’s homework.




  • Of the 5 that started ABET Level 1 with us 4 were found to be COMPETENT and 1 on the THRESHOLD. Subsequently, the group proceeded to ABET Level 2 (awaiting Results)
  • Of the 7 that started ABET Level 2, all 7 of them were found to be COMPETENT with 2 on Higher Credit. 5 of the learners who started with us from ABET level 1 are now with us on ABET level 3.
  • We now have 3 learners on NQF 1.
  • We have a dedicated team of learners who have been with us at this Training Centre for the past 3 months without failure.



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From our KZN office: Inspiring stories about our Prolit adult learners

It is so encouraging, and makes our job so worthwhile, to work with adult learners who are determined to educate themselves through challenging circumstances.

We have learners who have proved that improving their education is very important to them no matter how old they are. Their self-confidence is boosted and many of them obtain promotion at work and earn a higher salary.  Many of our adult learners show much courage by attending classes while still doing their jobs, coping with their families’ needs and studying at night to improve their education and their lifestyles, and despite many challenges, they make the effort and persist with their studies.

A special learner is Derrick Zondi from the SAPS Durban class who is so determined to learn no matter what the circumstances even if he has to walk a few miles to attend because of lack of transport.   One day, despite a terrible storm, Zondi came to class even though all the other learners stayed away.  Another special learner at the SAPS Durban Class is Ruben Dludla who is a born leader.  He often takes the initiative to motivate and encourage fellow learners.  Sometimes he even groups them according to their abilities to help them better their Maths skills.




On Monday 6 February Steven le Roux received, on behalf of Project Literacy, a certificate recognising Project Literacy as an Exceptional Partner of the University of Pretoria’s JCP Programme. Project Literacy donates books to students to supply to primary school libraries as part of this programme.


Prof Sunil Maharaj (Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology) 

Steven le Roux 

Laetitia Cassells (Junior Lecturer: Publishing)

Prof Carin de Villiers (Head of Department: Informatics)

Here are some photos of the end product:

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On Saturday 28th January Project Literacy CEO received an “Unashamedly Ethical” award for ensuring Project Literacy is run along ethical principles.


Steven le Roux & Graham Power (Chairman and Founding Member)

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Highlights 2015 & 2016

Run Home to Read site visit to Kliptown, Gauteng, with Ms Katie Huston from The DG Murray Trust on 17th November 2016.

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DG Murray site visit, 17 November:  Together with DG Murray’ Kate Huston, we visited the Molefe family in Kliptown in the Angola Section.

The site visit delegation consisted of our visitor from DG Murray Trust, Ms Katie Huston and Project Literacy’s CEO, Mr Steven le Roux, Executive Director, Mrs Lungile Moleko and Project Coordinator, Ms Thuli Kubheka.  We met our Reading Champions, Ms Mamaila Mabokachaba and Ms Nombulelo Motlhabeng, and the Caregivers, Ms Matshidiso Molefe and Rapelang Molefe as well as Peleki Ramoshiane who is a beneficiary on the project.




Pics of Project Literacy’s year end function held at the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens on 9 December 2016 attended by Project Literacy head office staff, our facilitators working at South Deep Mines, and a few members of our Board of Directors.  It was a beautiful venue and we all had a great time!!!!

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In 2015 and 2016 Project Literacy ran an AET Practitioner Learnership in the Winelands and Overberg districts of the Western Cape, funded by the ETDP SETA. On 14 December 2016 Steven le Roux attended the graduation ceremony, where 43 learners achieved their NQF 5 Higher Certificate in AET Practices, and another 2 achieved a part qualification. 86% of the learners who completed achieved the full qualification.

          Grad Andre Damons Connell Balie

Andre Damons  Director (Acting), Community Education and Training, DHET, Western Cape Region

Connell Balie  Overberg District AET Coordinator, DHET, Western Cape

       Grad Daunton Ogilve Bongani Xotyeni

Daunton Ogilvie – Project Literacy Trainer and Assessor

Bongani Xotyeni – Head of AET and FET, DHET Western Cape


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Graduate learners with Learner Representative

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Daunton Ogilvie with learners


Grad Anne Marais

Anne Marais  Acting IMG: CET Western Cape Region, Cape Winelands Education District

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   Anne Marais with Connell Balie

       Grad Fikile Machimana - ETDP Prov Manager

Fikile Machimana – ETDP SETA Provincial Coordinator, Western Cape





Accreditation and Credentials

Project Literacy is fully accredited by the ETDP SETA ETQA, accreditation number ETDP0348.

We have Adult Education and Training programme approval from Umalusi whereby we were recently granted a full 7-year extension. We’re also accredited to offer Foundational Learning

Competency by the IEB. To have access to our certificates, please feel free to contact us.

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