With the simple goal of giving underprivileged kids access to books, Read to Rise is also giving them the chance to use their imagination and see new worlds.
Inspired by his artist father, writer Vuyo Mayesa tore himself away from the daily grind to pursue a creative life. Today, he discovers new artists and helps them expand their reach through his NGO, Mayibuye 52 Arts Project.
Cape Town-based author Charlie Human’s critically acclaimed Apocalypse Now Now will be made into a feature film, with the award-winning District 9 and Chappie screenwriter adapting the novel for local production company Be Phat Motel and its international partners.
The launch of South Africa' second National Spelling Bee saw learners and adults compete in an informal round of the contest. It combines fun competition, literacy awareness and a love for reading.