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.…

Thank you!

The South African Book Development Council (SABDC), in association with the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing (FP&M) Seta, extends a heartfelt thank you to all publishers, booksellers and industry associates who participated in showcasing the book industry through the South African Book Fair 2017 Exhibitions. Thank you for your role in presenting the industry and bringing…