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Librarian saves ancient African manuscripts in Timbuktu

When al-Qaida invaded the historic city of Timbuktu, Malian librarian Abdel Kader Haidara worked under the cover of night to save thousands of ancient manuscripts - documenting African knowledge in astronomy, poetry, religion and science - from the extremists.

Tech boost for South African libraries

The Gauteng government, national government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have joined forces to increase the technology available in libraries in South Africa. The most recent library to be upgraded is the Nkalimeng Leutsoa Public Library in Sharpeville.

Read to Rise gets kids hooked on books

Rise ThumbWith the simple goal of giving underprivileged kids access to books, Read to Rise is also giving them the chance to use their imagination and see new worlds.

Libraries: integral to democracies

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions hosted its World Library and Information Conference in Cape Town in August. It enabled librarians from across the world to experience local hospitality, and allowed for energetic discussion on the role of a library in this modern era.

Tshwane introduces three new Wi-Fi services for residents

Tshwane introduces three new Wi-Fi services for residents

Tshwane Wi-Fi users can look forward to being able to make free calls and messaging, as well as downloading more entertainment content using an expanded Tshwane Free Public Wi-Fi network, making the city one of the most technology-savvy urban areas in the world.
44th Mandela Day library delivered

44th Mandela Day library delivered

The Mandela Day Libraries project delivered its 43rd and 44th libraries, made from custom-adapted 12-metre shipping containers, to schools in Limpopo and Mpumalanga last week.

Read a Book Today

At the World Book Day Read a Book SA event at Wits University, local high-flyers shared their stories on how books built their imaginations, and why reading can help the nation fulfil its potential.

Reading for life

To foster a lifelong love for reading among the world's children, Biblionef donates books to schools, libraries and early childhood development centres. The project has reached some 3 million children, introducing them to a world of new stories and ideas. 

The Bright Kid Foundation’s light bright container classrooms

The Bright Kid Foundation's converted shipping containers are proving a hit with township teachers who, along with their students, love the roomy, bright and safe spaces that are replacing sub-standard classrooms.

Boks for Books Brings library to Gcobani Primary

Gcobani Higher Primary School in Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape on Thursday celebrated the opening of a library provided by the South African Rugby Union's (Saru's) "Boks for Books" literacy campaign.

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