5 - 11 September
Reading statistics report that only 14% of the South African population are active book readers, and a mere 5% of parents read to their children. National Book Week is an important initiative in encouraging the nation to value reading as a fun and pleasurable activity and to showcase how reading can easily be incorporated into one’s daily lifestyle.
The commemoration coincides with International Literacy Day on 8 September.
Most towns have libraries where ratepayers can lend books.