What is IBBY?

The International Board on Books for Young People South Africa is a forum for all role-players in the world of South African children’s and youth literature. Its membership includes publishers, booksellers, media personalities, literacy activists, authors, illustrators and librarians. IBBY South Africa is one of more than 75 national sections of the International Board on Books for Young People, a non-profit organisation founded to promote international understanding through children’s books. IBBY is committed to protect and uphold the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, in particular, a child’s right to education and direct access to information. Our membership of IBBY ensures that the best South African books and reading projects receive international exposure.

IBBY SA would like to thank Book Dash for the use of this image and the wonderful banner on our home page.

With members from all provinces representing all South African languages, IBBY SA’s mission has two intertwined threads:

•             The promotion of South African children’s and youth literature, both in South Africa and internationally.

•             Support for South African children’s and youth reading projects to increase access to books.

IBBY SA Executive Committee and Working Group Members:

Portfolio Executive Committee Working Group
Chairperson Dusanka Stojakovic
Acting Vice-Chairperson Jade Jacobsohn
Treasurer Sunitha Amod
Secretary Lauren Ellwood
International Communication Carole Bloch
Funding Carol Broomhall Xavier Nagel (Exec Member), Kate Whittaker
Events Management Righardt le Roux Malusi Ntoyapi (Exec Member), Michelle Cooper, Sam van Riet
Digital Communication Mabel Mnensa Lauren Ellwood, Fiona Khan, Bianca Adendorff, Julia Norrish
Membership Drive Dusanka Stojakovic Elaine Ridge (Exec Member), Sindiwe Magona
Reviews Nonikiwe Mashologu Lorato Trok, Kathy Dennehy (Exec Member)
Awards Jade Jacobsohn Dusanka Stojakovic

Friends of IBBY SA

IBBY SA encourages its members to explore the exciting community of literacy organisations in South Africa. Below are a few friends of IBBY SA who are doing remarkable work for the young readers of South Africa.