IBBY South Africa (formerly the South African Children’s Book Forum) is a forum and a platform for role-players in the world of children’s and youth literature.

Our mission has two intertwined threads:

  • 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.

We collaborate with a number of organisations on a variety of projects including those aimed at literacy, libraries and the promotion of South African books for children and young people. Our board 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.

Our Mission