The Gauteng branch of LITASA is a vibrant and well-supported community of literacy specialists. We host workshops in Johannesburg and Pretoria but welcome any interested people from across the wonderful province of Gauteng to join our events. You can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you!
SHAKESPEARE RAP COMPETITION
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Our Gauteng branch's AGM, held on 18 February, was a virtual meeting that was well attended. Two speakers presented masterfully. Dr Sibusiso Clifford Ndlangamandla from Unisa presented on Challenging English-only in Higher Education: Norms and Trans-languaging in online multilingualism. Casey Eslick from the University of Pretoria presented on The importance of phonological awareness and speech perception in noise skills to improve English second language learners' classroom participation.
FAKE NEWS WEBINAR
19 JUNE 2020
The branch hosted an exciting webinar on ‘The Fatal Attraction of Fake News’. Guest speaker Prof Remi Raji-Oyelade, from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, presented on the influence of fake news, with a special focus on Africa during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Based on this presentation, we created a step by step guide on how to detect fake news. You can find this guide here.