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Phendulani Literacy Quiz

Our Journey, Mission and Objectives

Past and Upcoming Quizzes

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The Phendulani Quiz, besides being fun, is challenging, exciting and educational. Aiming to increase literary knowledge and appreciation, comprehension skills and critical thinking and gives learners an incentive to open a book and read.

The event has proved to be a dynamic and engaging way of promoting literacy in under resourced South African primary schools.

The more that you read, the more things you know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go

- Dr Seuss

Past Speakers


Chris Van Wyk, Author
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Was an acclaimed anti-apartheid South African Author, novelist and poet, with numerous publications under his name. 


William Gumede, Author
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Associate Professor, School of Governance at the University of the Witwatersrand, Executive Chairperson of Democracy Works Foundation & former Deputy Editor of The Sowetan newspaper


Fiona Synckers, Author
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Acclaimed South African Author of the Trinity series, among others. Writer for the Mail and Guardian’s Thought Leader website and book reviewer for The Sunday Times and Times newspapers.

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