Do and Learn

Dr Rose Botha

Where we came from

The Reading Program was devised by the late Dr Rose Botha who had 60 years of teaching experience. The program is now in use for 21 years.

Dokka Swart and Hannelize Upsher have been involved with the development of Do and Learn since the year 2000.

Nicolette joined the team in 2019 as a learning support specialist. 

Who we are

Dokka Swart

My passion in life is to train more educators to pursue the same dream as me.  I find my greatest joy in the smile on the face and the sparkle in the eyes of a child who thought it was impossible to learn to read!

Qualification:  BA (HED) Higher Education Diploma

Contact number: 082 940 6394


Nicolette van den Heever


I have a passion and calling to understand the needs of all learners, helping them learn and excel to their full potential becoming the person they are meant to be.


  • Degree in Foundation Phase Education
  • Advanced degree in Learning Support and Special Needs
  • Honours Degree Education in Psychology

Contact number: 082 324 2064


Hannelize Upsher

My mothers mission was to teach South Africa to read. In doing so her legacy is an inspiration to us all. I am the force behind our administration, orders, and bookkeeping.

Qualification: BSc Sport Science and Psychology

Contact number: 082 825 8388


We teach how to read, do maths and help children be ready for school!

What we do

The outcome with special needs pupils is immediately noticeable.

The success lies in the simplicity – it is easy to do and teach.

It is a South African product.

It’s available in Afrikaans, English and Xhosa.


Help kids learn to read and write by implementing the Do and Learn course material as a curriculum at your school or centre. 

  • Teaching and earning an income opportunity
  • A person registered with Do & Learn Instructors will generate an income and is not limited to any school or area
  • Books for learners will be purchased from Do and Learn
  • An income on fees charged
  • Earn 15 % on Do and Learn material sold by you
  • All training Included
  • Target Market: preschoolers, any person learning to read, special needs learners, foreigners or as a second language

You can help create a school environment where quality and effective reading, writing and mathematic skills are enhanced and promoted. By empowering schools and educators with the Do and Learn methodology, more schools and children can have access to course materials and learn. Research have shown that readers become our leaders building a better South Africa.

  • Package bought by the school
  • Educators receive training to teach learners the Do and Learn method in class as part of the curriculum
  • Schools may not generate an income with these packages
  • A Package is limited in the use at one school- not to share between schools
  • Books for learners purchased from Do and Learn
  • Target Market: Grade 1 to 12 learners


The Do and Learn equips parents with basic skills to address challenges their child might have with confidence and comprehension when reading and learning.

  • Package purchased by parents for family use
  • Gives the parent the opportunity to teach the child at home
  • Limited to home use only
  • Target Market: Parents, homeschooling learners or international use

Our Goals

Do and Learn wants to achieve the following goals by 2022.


Expanding Do and Learn

Every city in the country has a representitive of a Do and Learn business operation.



Helping Children

Every rural school in the country has a package and a trained, funded facilitator (who can help children from previously disadvantaged communities at shool aftercares).



Do and Learn Books

Only purchased Do and Learn books are used, with sponsorships if it cannot be afforded. (No illegal duplication takes place)



Quality Ensured

Continuous evaluation and monitoring of educators, facilitators and businesses take place.


Teach kids

Help kids to be prepared for school.


Learn the fundamentals of mathematics.

Special needs

Assist anyone with special need challenges.