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Xander Kids App Reviews: January 2017

This year we are revamping the way we do App reviews. Every month we will be interviewing some awesome kids who have played with the list of apps we send them each month. This month we spoke to Onalo Konono (Aged 7), Onthatile Mogano (Aged 6), and brothers Aobakwe...

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Xander Mom: Njeri Wangari-Wanjohi

  We’re kicking off the new year with an inspiring Xander mom, Njeri from Kenya. She talked to us about her family, her thoughts on technology and education and shared some great parenting tips with us.   Tell us about yourself? My name is Njeri Wangari-Wanjohi. I am a poet,...

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Things to do with Kids this Summer | Cape Town

  Cape Town is amazing during the summer months as the city becomes alive with the unmistakable energy of happiness. There are so many cultures and languages, people of different backgrounds to mingle with, so many fun and exciting activities to take part in and the weather is simply...

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Xander Mom: Anita Boxoza

  This month’s dynamic Xander Mom is Anita Boxoza. She talked to us about her fun a one of our favourite news blogs, Chocolate Hair Sisters, her gorgeous little girls and shared some parenting tips to live by.   Tell us about yourself? I am Anita, a 20 something...

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Meet the Voices: The Xander Spel Kids

The Xander Afrikaans Spel apps were specially created in partnership with WOW (Woorde Open Wêrelde) at the University of Stellenbosch. The WOW national spelling bee is the top Afrikaans school spelling competition in South Africa. Xander used the top spellers in this competition in various grades at a number...

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Things to do with kids (Part 3) Durban

Heading into the school holidays soon and having looked at fun family activities and outings in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria, it’s time to look at what Durban has to offer. Learn & Play Image courtesy of Night Jar Travel   uShaka Marine World uShaka Marine World is an...

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Xander visits Durbanville Preparatory

Durbanville Preparatory is a dual-lingual prep-school with classes from Gr 1 – 3 and I, Marga Jonker, am the isiXhosa second additional language teacher. My focus is on the grade 3 pupils with introductory isiXhosa, isiXhosa Second Additional Language. Our theme for this term was My Body.   When...

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Meet the Voices: The Next Generation

In the first installment of our ‘Meet the Voices’ series we met the original group of voices who recorded for Xander apps. Today we will speak to the next generation of voices who were part of Xander’s expansion to new languages and the translation of more apps.   Okwethu Rani...

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Xander Mom: Shiko Nguru

This month we spoke to Kenyan blogger, Shiko Nguru from the blog The Green Calabash about her awesome blog, family and she shared some great parenting tips with us.     Tell us about yourself?   My name is Shiko and I’m the proud mum to a 6 year...

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WOW National Spelling Competition Winners 2016

From the team here at Xander we would like to congratulate all the learners from all over the country who participated in the WOW national Afrikaans spelling competition 2016 finals in Stellenbosch a few weeks ago. Here is a look at the winners in each grade. We’d also like to...

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