The 7th annual National Book Week kicked off at the Apartheid Museum with a keynote address by the Gauteng MEC for Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Ms. Faith Mazibuko, who spoke on the importance of reading to build future leaders of our country. National Book Week (NBW), which runs from the 05th -11th September 2016, […]
“It was Nelson Mandela who said that ‘education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’. As the South African Book Development Council, we firmly believe that access to books from an early age is the sharp edge of the spear. That said, […]
It’s World Book Day on 23 April. The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) explores the topic of reading by garnering the opinions of South African professionals and parents about the value of reading to our children from paper books.
American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist Carl Sagan said: “A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, […]
One of SA’s longest running and most successful reading initiatives unveils its “Going Places” campaign in Johannesburg The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, accompanied by book sector stakeholders, marked the launch of National Book Week 2014 during an event highlighting the power of books at Emoyeni Conference Centre, Parktown, on Friday 29 […]