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Campaigns promote read a book, tweet your review

Several campaigns have got many South Africans to get in the habit of reading books and posting their reviews on Twitter. Melissa Javan Coffee shops, bus...

READ spreads literacy around South Africa

Mathiba Molefe Resources like books and other learning materials are few in South Africa's underprivileged communities. Enter the READ Educational Trust, working to improve education...

South African author shares lessons after winning Caine Prize

Listening is important and reading is essential. These are just a few lessons Lidudumalingani Mqombothi gained on his journey as a writer. He won...

Ducere Foundation tells African stories

Ducere-Foundation---thumbThe African Children's Stories Program makes books relevant – and so makes reading more interesting – to African children by publishing and distributing African children's stories from African countries.

The day Hector Pieterson died

Bokoko literacy project brings books and libraries to Africa

Born in Spain but of African descent, Bisila Bokoko was so moved by a trip to discover her roots that she set up the Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project. Through it, she builds libraries, donates books to African children, and runs a scholarship fund.

Nal’ibali brings reading to life

The first Nal'ibali Storytime was published in English a year ago. Now, the popular book of short stories has been published in four more official languages in a drive to promote the joy of reading and a love of books among South African children.

The importance of learning to read

In today’s world, literacy is critical for success. But millions of people have no access to education, or are poorly educated. As adults, they are functionally illiterate. There are a number of initiatives, however, that promote literacy and reading. These are celebrated on International Literacy Day.
Storybook sparks love of reading

Storybook sparks love of reading

Ten short stories, specially commissioned and illustrated, make up the third Sunday Times Nal’ibali Storytime. The collection, like Nal’ibali itself, is designed to ignite a love of reading in primary school children, sparked by great stories in their home language.
Why we need a literate nation

Gift that keeps on giving

The help2read organisation gives the priceless gift of reading to South African children, helping to open up their world and equip them for better prospects in life.
Why we need a literate nation

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