Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the Ulwazi Lwethu African Language Readers and Storybooks website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Ulwazi Lwethu's relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

The term 'Ulwazi Lwethu' or 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is the Zenex Foundation, The Education Hub, 2nd Floor, 6 Blackwood Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages of this website is subject to change without notice.
  • This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences. If you do allow cookies to be used, personal information may be stored by us for use by third parties.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any resources available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • Graded Readers and Storybooks may be reviewed at any time and levels or text may change and / or removed from the website at our discretion.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of South Africa.
  • You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system without our express written permission.
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of South Africa.


  • All reading resources have been developed as Open Education Resources (OER). Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open license, that permit no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation and redistribution by others. 
  • The work is the intellectual property of the creator. This means that copyright permissions for each work lie with each originating creator: Molteno Institute for Language and Literacies, Nelson Mandela Institute, Room to Read, and South African Institute for Distance Education.
  • Resources are licensed as follows: 
    CC BY-NC-ND includes the following elements:
    • BY – Credit must be given to the creator and the Zenex Foundation.
    • NC – Only non-commercial uses of the work are permitted.
    • ND – No derivatives or adaptations of the work are permitted.

Storybooks CC BY: 

This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use.

CC BY includes the following elements:

  • BY – Credit must be given to the creator and the Zenex Foundation

Ulwazi Lwethu reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions and continued use of our services signifies your agreement to any changes.

Contact Us

You may contact us with any queries or concerns regarding these Terms and Conditions at info [at] zenexfoundation [dot] org [dot] za (info[at]zenexfoundation[dot]org[dot]za)

Effective Date: 1 September 2023

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