8 – 10 SEPTEMBER 2017



The South African Book Fair is now owned by the South African Book Development Council and will be incorporated into the successful annual National Book Week, which has already established itself in the SA calendar in the first full week of September.

SABF Vision

The Fair is a unique opportunity for the book publishing industry to collectively position itself as a relevant, inclusive and important part of South Africa and Africa’s development. It is an opportunity to interact and engage with all links in the value chain, with government and the public at large.

In turn, South Africans from all walks of life will be able to access the diverse content produced by its world class book industry, listen to, mingle and debate with a wide variety of authors.

About the South African
Book Development Council

The South African Book Development Council (SABDC) is the representative body of the South African book sector and its members include key stakeholders in the book value chain in South Africa. SABDC members are representative of all sectors in the book value chain and our observers are the DAC, the DBE and DTI. Our current areas of work are far reaching and extremely important with regards to book development in South Africa. Read more about us here.


The SABF Literary Programme has been released. We hope you enjoy planning your visit to the Fair. Sessions are R30,00 unless otherwise stated. Children’s theatre sessions of James and the Giant Peach are R60,00. All test kitchen sessions are R100,00 and the bus tour is R250,00. Bookings are open.

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SABF brings you 4 Test kitchens, Diverse cultures and diverse flavours. 4 Chefs share their love for food. Book now: