The students were mostly Tswana but include some Tsongas, Zulus and other groups.
Although she believed the community would accept without prejudice anyone who could do the job, speaking Tswana and sharing local beliefs, for example in traditional healing, appeared to be important factors in her success.
Importantly, the full household survey shows the gap in school attainment between Tswanas and Zulus closes considerably among those who reach at least Standard 6.
Tswanas, as we saw above, outperform other black ethnic groups: they score almost two full points higher on the literacy test, holding other factors constant ([Beta] = 1.
Tswanas still show stronger literacy in both Cohorts 1 and 2.
Tswanas are scoring over three points higher on the literacy exam, Xhosas 2.