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Nelson Mandela books: a selection

The world's authors - from biographers and journalists to friends and comrades - have found compelling stories to tell about a life lived with courage and conviction. Here's a selection of some of the best books about Nelson Rohlihlahla Mandela.
Four students from St John's Preparatory School are global book quiz champions

South African school wins top prize at world book quiz

Four students from St John's Preparatory School in Johannesburg have won first place at the World Literary Competition, an international youth event that promotes...
Rhodes University book intsomi family

Mending inequality one book at a time

The Intsomi Project brings literacy education into the home by making books and other useful resources available to workers at Rhodes University and their...
Michelle Nkamankeng

South Africa’s youngest author tells her story

A young South African, seven-year-old Michelle Nkamankeng, has become the youngest published author in the country and in Africa. The first book in her...

Reading spreads ripples to a brighter future

  Through its literacy programme, Ripple Reading hopes to make a significant and lasting difference to the learners they work with. (Image: Brand South Africa) Nelson...

Are you South Africa’s next Story Bosso?

Stories have the power to change the world for the better, and a nation that reads is one that is empowered. Nal'ibali, which encourages...

Infographic: Know your copyrights on World Book and Copyright Day

To celebrate Unesco’s International World Book and Copyright Day on 23 April, an annual event that promotes reading and highlights the importance of creative ownership, we bring you an infographic on the basic concepts of copyright.

World’s oldest library to reopen

The oldest library in the world, founded by a woman, is being rehabilitated by another woman. The al-Qarawiyyin Library in Fez, Morocco will reopen its doors in May 2016. The refurbishment came with its challenges and surprises for architect Aziza Chaouni.

Celebrating books: National Library Week

South Africa's National Library Week, ending on 21 March, is being celebrated under the theme #libraries4lifelonglearning. Libraries play an integral role in societies, fostering a culture of learning. The City of Joburg is also pardoning people who have long overdue books, and users have till 31 March to have their fines revoked.

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.

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