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Download and Read: All that glitters

Marcus witnesses a robbery at the bank. He sees that the robber is wearing a gold earring in the shape of a cat. When his sister visits with her new boyfriend, who is wearing the very same type of gold earring, Marcus doesn’t know who to turn to…

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Unlock the power of a library from your phone

Find free FunDza stories to download - for Vodacom subscribers no data charges apply!

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READ: Ginger (in English, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu and 5 other official languages)

Dimpho and Sello’s mom had a problem. “My feet felt like blocks of ice last night!” she told the children one Monday morning. “They were so cold I couldn’t sleep. Now I’m very tired!” Read on...

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Teach your kids about African history with these locally produced books

Ethnikids founder, Khumo Tapfumaneyi, tells us all the reasons you should be including these locally penned African history books to your child's reading repertoire.

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READ: Koketso loses the chickens (in English, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu and other official languages)

Every morning Koketso helps her granny feed the chickens in the chicken coop in their back yard.

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LISTEN: Albertina Sisulu - Together we're strong (Read in isiZulu, isiXhosa and 4 other languages)

This story of a unique and powerful woman, who stood up for her beliefs no matter what, will inspire and enchant.

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The FunDza Literacy Trust works to ignite a reading and writing revolution

FunDza encourages young people to explore their creative talents and to start writing too.

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READ: The house with the golden windows (in English, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu and other official languages)

Sita lived in a small, square house, on a narrow street, on the side of a hill. Her family all worked very hard. Her mother made beautiful saris for women and her father made smart suits for men. Read on...

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Local NGO needs you to turn the page on SA's reading crises

Nal’ibali has teamed up with Global Citizen Africa in the #TurnThePage campaign, a global online literacy campaign, in a bid to promote a culture of reading in South Africa.

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Little Ant's big plan (in English, isiXhosa, isiZulu and 8 more languages)

This is a story about a little ant with a big plan, and how his love for reading saved the day.

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READ: Dirty Dassie (in English, isiZulu, isiXhosa, and download in 8 official languages)

Dumi smelled bad because he was dirty. He was dirty because he never washed, but nobody knew why. Read on...

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Shine Literacy making good on President Ramaphosa’s hopes for SA education

Shine Literacy aims to increase access to quality learning opportunities and resources, and equips parents and communities to play an active role in promoting early literacy.

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LISTEN: Sindiwe and the Fireflies

There once was a girl named Sindiwe Magona. She had a special gift for stories.

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'Frankie Learns To Fly' author tackles representation in his latest offering Bhubesi

"Every child of colour will find something to relate to." Johann Van der Walt shares why he chose to tackle the lack of representation in his latest offering.

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LISTEN: Why do shooting stars fall out of the sky?

Do you ever look up at the stars for long enough to see a shooting star fall from the sky? Listen to the answer here...

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Nal’ibali wins the Joy of Reading Prize

Twenty-eight projects from around the world were nominated, focusing on initiatives that disseminate the joy and ability to read, and thus engage in the fight against illiteracy.

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How did people clean their teeth in the olden days?

People wanted healthy teeth long before nylon brushes hit the market.

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LISTEN: How can a tiny seed actually grow into a huge tree?

All the trees and plants we see have come from tiny, weeny seeds. So how does something so tiny grow into something so big?

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Why rhyming matters for young readers

Ethnikids founder, Khumo Tapfumaneyi, tells us all the reasons rhyming develops early literacy in little ones and recommends adding these local books to your child’s reading repertoire.

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LISTEN: The lonely tailor (in English, isiZulu and isiXhosa)

Dell the tailor lived in a little town near the sea. Dell loved making beautiful clothes for the people in town. He was so busy that he didn’t have time to make friends. In fact, he didn’t even have time to trim his own beard. Listen in English, isiXhosa, isiZulu and download the story in Sepedi.

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These sisters are reading bedtime stories to kids all over the world

"We are already reading each night, but we thought it may be beneficial for children who won't get that luxury." This sister duo found an awesome way to help families.

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Read: Mr Shabalala's garden( in English, isiZulu, isiXhosa, Sepedi, Sesotho and Afrikaans)

Mr Shabalala lived on a big piece of land. He had a lovely house, an apple tree, hens and a vegetable patch. The apple tree was very big. The branches stretched far into his garden and over the wall into the field behind the wall. Sometimes there were so many apples that he didn’t know what to do with them all. Read on...
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