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We teach literate people how to teach reading to those who cannot read
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The Readucate Trust is a non-government, non-profitmaking (section 18A) education and literacy organisation that strives to fight illiteracy on all levels and by all means available.

Empowerdex have awarded Readucate an AA BEE Rating.

It is our unshakeable belief in the potential of all South Africans and the value of literacy that motivated our founding.

More than seventy years later, this goal still drives us.


Edna Freinkel is available for lectures at schools, churches, or any organisation interested in hearing talks on:

  • Reading and Television
  • Reading as Rehabilitation in Prisons
  • Reasons why children leave school functionally illiterate
  • Reading is Relationships
  • Discipline

Edna is also available for parent coaching.

If you would like to book Edna for a lecture,
contact her at 083-629 8776 or email.



Order of the BaobabEdna Freinkel was awarded the Order of the Baobab by President Thabo Mbeki for lifelong dedication to the development of specialised learning methods for the learning impaired in South Africa. More...

Edna Freinkel awarded the UNISA Chancellor's Outstanding Educator Award

NICRO Prisoner Regeneration Award for contributing to a safer South Africa


We invite corporates each to send one enthusiastic person who is passionate about reading to the next READUCATE INSTRUCTOR COURSE. For more details, email Edna Freinkel or call 083-629 8776.



  • 8 day READUCATE course
  • Licence to establish Readucate Centre to teach children and adults the Readucate
  • language/communication/reading/life skills course
  • Readucate and John Kehoe Material
  • Distance education
  • Final qualifying Readucator examination
  • Refresher Courses


Edna Freinkel C.O.B. 083 629 8776

Junius Malema 081 590 3642


South Africa (+27) 083 629 8776