Parents, caregivers and children have been asked to make a pledge to build a bond of reading. A love of reading and stories in childhood will grow into a love of reading in adulthood and a literate population.
Youngsters flying on SAA aeroplanes over the festive season have an extra treat: the Nal'ibali Story Power magazine will be available in-flight, along with audio books for their entertainment. It is all part of the reading for enjoyment campaign.
Nthabiseng Hibbert is an ordinary South African woman who, for the past two decades, has lived in a modest home in Katlehong, one of the country's largest – and poorest – black urban townships. Only one thing sets her apart from her neighbours: Nthabiseng is white.