Write, Publish, Read

Via Afrika in association with the NRF Chair in African languages and African Language Association of South Africa are offering authors who have never been published before and are writing in a previously under-published language (IsiNdebele, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, SiSwati, Xitsonga, Tshivenda, IsiZulu, IsiXhosa and South African First Nation Languages) an opportunity to have assistance…

The South African Book Development Council congratulates His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa

The South African Book Development Council congratulates Cyril Ramaphosa on being sworn in as the President of the Republic of South Africa. We were honoured to have the President visit the South African Book Fair in 2017 in his capacity as Deputy President. We look forward to continued work with the President to increase access…

The unfolding reading crisis in SA

Seventy eight percent of Grade 4 learners in South Africa are unable to read for meaning, according to the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) report released in December last year. The international comparison study measured literacy levels between 2011 and 2016 and scored South Africa last in reading of the 50 participating countries.…