ABOUT THE SABDC

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Join us for the Virtual National Book Week 7-13 September 2020: Passport to Tomorrow

“Books and reading can’t cease to exist because of the pandemic. More than ever, it’s crucial that South Africa celebrates the importance of reading and books, hence we ask the country to join us in bringing more books to the people.”

“Authors write books during the most catastrophic human experiences. They record and capture these moments, good and bad, which allow the reader to transcend the barriers they face in everyday life,” says Elitha van der Sandt, CEO, SABDC.

The South African Book Development Council (SABDC) is the representative body of the South African book sector. The primary aim of the SABDC is to increase access to books in South Africa and to get more citizens reading for leisure.

To achieve these goals the SABDC facilitates ongoing engagement with stakeholders from across the book value chain, in order to identify programmes which stimulate book development in the country.

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Board of Directors & Council
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NATIONAL BOOK WEEK

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National Book Week is South Africa’s dedicated reading awareness week. A time for any and every one to get involved in promoting the magic of books and reading in their communities, place of work, schools, religious institutions and most importantly, in the home.

NBW is implemented annually by the SABDC in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture and takes place during the first week of September. This year, we will continue to celebrate a decade of book magic from 7 – 13 September 2020.

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National Book Week is South Africa’s dedicated reading awareness week. A time for any and every one to get involved in promoting the magic of books and reading in their communities, place of work, schools, religious institutions and most importantly, in the home.

NBW is implemented annually by the SABDC in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture and takes place during the first week of September. This year, we will continue to celebrate a decade of book magic from 7 – 13 September 2020.

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