National Book Week Forum

August 25, 2014
Ditshego Media
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 National Book Week Forum

SARF, O.R. Tambo International Airport, Brand SA, University of Johannesburg encourage young South Africans to read one book a month for leisure

Johannesburg – August, 25 2014 – The South African Reading Foundation (SARF) in partnership with O.R. Tambo International Airport, Brand SA and the University of Johannesburg will launch the second annual National Book Week Forum on Tuesday, 2 September 2014.

The theme for National Book Week South Africa this year is “going places” which illustrates that reading books can take anyone places professionally, socially, as well as through the travelling one experiences in each story. The sub-theme for the forum is Intellectual Swag which means it’s cool to be intelligent. This concept counters the negative stereotypes associated with reading books and has proven to increase the appeal of the activity amongst youth.

At the National Book Week Forum business leaders, authors and celebrities will come together to discuss how books have assisted them to progress in their careers as well as how we can spread a culture of reading books in South Africa.

Guest speakers for the day include: CEO of Shanduka Group Ms Phuti Mahanyele, Author Mr Shaka Sisulu, Author Ms Gugu Ndima, O.R. Tambo International Airport Spokesperson Mrs Unathi Batyashe-Fillis, Brand SA Director: Strategic Marketing & Comms, Ms Wendy Tlou, Media Personality Ms Pearl Thusi (MC), Actress Ms Nolo Phiri and Chairperson of the SA Reading Foundation Mr Tebogo Ditshego.

We invite you to attend the National Book Week Forum which takes place as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Time: 10h00 – 15h00

Venue: University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus (APK), Arts Centre

RSVP: bookings@ditshegomedia.co.za