IBBY South Africa (IBBY SA) 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.
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. Publishers, booksellers, media personalities, literacy activists, authors, illustrators and librarians feature on IBBY SA’s membership list.
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.
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|
|Gauteng Chapter||Lorato Trok, Righardt le Roux|
|International Communication||Carole Bloch|
|Events Management||Righardt le Roux|
|Digital Communication||Mabel Mnensa||Nonikiwe Mashologu, Julia Norrish, Samantha van Riet|
|Membership Drive||Dusanka Stojakovic||Sindiwe Magona|
|Reviews||Nonikiwe Mashologu||Lorato Trok, Mia Oosthuizen|
|Awards||Arabella Koopman||Elaine Ridge|