WESTERN CAPE BRANCH
The Western Cape branch of LITASA is our original branch. We are proud to be a longstanding and avid group of literacy professionals from diverse backgrounds who enjoy sharing our passion with others. You can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you!
Literacy Lockdown Competition
17 April 2020
On the 17th of April, our branch announced their online lockdown competition. Children were asked to share their stories of what it has been like to be in lockdown and what they think of the Coronavirus pandemic. Parents of young children were asked to share their experience of being at home with their children and/or how they communicated the pandemic to them. We received many wonderful entries in the form of poems, videos, short stories, audio, etc. We announced four winners in the children’s category and three winners in the parents category.
Annual General Meeting
27 February 2020
On the 27th of February, we hosted our AGM at the CPUT library. As part of the AGM, FunDza, Mikhulu Trust, Wordworks and Nal’ibali presented the content they develop that aims to promote literacy. The presentations focussed on why they develop this literacy content and how. After the formal presentation, light refreshments were served and everyone had an opportunity to network and talk to each organisation that presented.
Academic Writing Workshop
12 November 2019
On the 12th of November, we ran an academic writing workshop for 3rd year BEd students from CPUT. The workshop enhanced and strengthened the academic writing skills of the students so that they enter into the final year of their degree better able to complete their academic work. The workshop focused on topics such as how to structure an essay and academic referencing. In the workshop feedback, one of the students stated, “ We are now much more confident about writing academic workshops and it’s all thanks to your wonderful workshop.”
Khayelitsha Literacy Conference
19 & 20 November 2019
We supported Eyentsatshane - For the Little Ones to run a two day literacy conference in Khayelitsha. The organisation raises awareness on the importance of reading and writing through events and donating books. The conference focussed on early literacy and was the first of its kind to be hosted in Khayelitsha. The conference had presentations from a variety of literacy non-profits such as Skhula Sonke, Wordworks and PRAESA. The conference was engaging and shared how we can all encourage early literacy.
12 - 14 July 2019
The Conference Committee and LITASA Western Cape would like to thank everyone that participated in the 2019 conference, Masifunde Ditale: Literacy and Language in a Multilingual World. A special thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers; without you this conference would not have been possible.