IBBY South Africa  is a forum for all role-players in the world of South African children’s and youth literature and a platform for book lovers old and young.

Formerly the South African Children’s Book Forum, our mission has two intertwined threads:

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  • promoting South African children’s and youth literature, both in South Africa and internationally

  • supporting South African children’s and youth reading projects so that all South African children experience the joys of reading.

IBBY SA collaborates with many organisations on a wide variety of projects including those aimed at literacy, libraries and the promotion of South African books for children and young people.

The board of IBBY is also responsible for the selection of exemplary books and the nomination of talented South African writers and illustrators for the several local and international awards.

Find out more about our Mission