ABOUT  US

Lingua Franca Publishers is a 100% black owned Company with focus on Educational, Literature and Children’s Books. Our philosophy is to empower learners and young people in general, to prepare their own paths for a bright future through learning and the culture of reading.

Driven to prepare learners for their future, we develop quality, easy to use and relevant learning material by partnering with competent authors with knowledge in the respective subjects.

Lingua Franca Publishers has a variety of learning material listed on the National Catalogue of the Department of Basic Education. The listed learning material was developed according to the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS); and used nationwide in schools and libraries.

The products we offer include: 

  • Textbooks

  • Teacher's Guides

  • Supplementary Learning Material

  • Study Guides

  • Children's Books

  • Novels

  • Drama

  • Poetry

  • Short Stories

  • Dictionaries 

Our mission is to prepare learners for a bright future through the:

  • Development and Provision of Quality, relevant and easy to use learning  and supplementary material.

  • Development and Provision of leisure reading material that can be used beyond a formal learning environment.

  • Promotion of the culture of learning and reading.

Our vision is to:

  • Be a distinguished leader in the promotion of education, free flow of information, creativity and the culture of reading.

  • Integrity

  • Initiative

  • Team Work

  • Accountability

  • Respect

OUR HISTORY

1993 - Lingua Franca Publishers was established in 1993 by Isaac Saki Shabangu, in Giyani. From 1993 up to 2006, Lingua Franca focused its publishing endeavours on producing Learning and Teaching Support Material (LTSM) for the Languages Learning Area, particularly for the indigenous languages Sepedi, IsiZulu, Tshivenda and Xitsonga. Since then, Lingua Franca has built a literature list with titles in all these languages across all the literary genres. Lingua Franca has achieved a national prescription with some of our literature titles, notably the English drama Madiba, the folk heroThe turn of the tide, which was prescribed in 2007 for Grade 11 learners of English as a First Additional Language.   

Isaac Saki Shabangu

Founder

2006Through hard work and commitment, Lingua Franca Publishers expanded its business footprint by establishing a branch office in Pretoria.

 

2007Lingua Franca Publishers Developed and Published its first series of Textbooks for the FET Phase (grade 10 – 12), which are listed on the National Catalogue of the Department of Basic Education. The Fast Track series has been revised to comply with the current Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and used as one of the preferred learning material in schools nationwide.

 

2011Lingua Franca Publishers Developed and Published its first series of Textbooks for the Foundation Phase (grade 1 – 3), which are listed on the National Catalogue of the Department of Basic Education. The Step-by-Step series was developed in accordance to the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and used as one of the preferred learning material in schools nationwide.

 

2013Lingua Franca Publishers Developed and Published its first series of Textbooks for the Senior Phase (grade 7 – 9), which are listed on the National Catalogue of the Department of Basic Education. The Step-by-Step series was developed in accordance to the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and used as one of the preferred learning material in schools nationwide.

 

2014 - Through hard work and commitment, Lingua Franca Publishers expanded its business footprint by establishing a business office in Zimbabwe.

 

2018 - Lingua Franca Publishers Developed and Published a monolingual and bilingual series for children, in 7 South African Languages. Some titles of the series are listed on the provincial Catalogue of the North West Province.

CATALOGUE
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USEFUL LINKS

HEAD OFFICE: PRETORIA
778 Park Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083
Tel: 012 344 5969 
Fax: 012 344 5979

Email: dawn@linguafrancapublishers.co.za

BRANCH OFFICE: GIYANI
97 Patrys Avenue, Kremetart, Giyani, 0826
P.O. Box 380, Giyani, 0826
Tel: 015 812 2762 
Fax: 015 812 2936 / 086 635 4589

Email: info@linguafrancapublishers.co.za

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