National Book Week 2015


South Africa commemorates National Book Week in September. It is an initiative of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture.

Reading statistics reports 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.THE COUNTDOWN to National Book Week has begun. On the 7th of September,  going places tour bus begins to spread the love of reading.


Official events will be held in seven provinces: Gauteng, North West, Free State, Western Cape, Limpopo, the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Activities include distributing books, reading stories, word games, motivational talks, and interaction with children favorite mascot Funda Bala.


The programmes cater for children aged 2 and up. There’s also something for the adults: training to encourage parents and guardians to be reading champions in their homes. Some of the events are open to the public. Check more information on that using #BuyaBook hashtag on social media. Of course, National Book Week also encourage you to host your own reading events from the 7th to the 13th of September, and to #BuyaBook for someone who doesn’t have one.

Join the conversation and support  leisure book reading using 2015 theme #BuyaBook #GoingPlaces

National Book Week Facebook Page

Twitter: @NBW_SA

Instagram: nationalbookweeksa 


#UpYourGame at Red & Yellow with Gravity Ideas

Red & Yellow

Red & Yellow

Friday afternoon; we are leaving early  from work to attend a Red & Yellow workshop about Behavioural Economics, hosted by Gravity Ideas. No big agenda other than taking notes and using the chance to network and have some drinks at the rooftop bar.This time I’m having fun with my digital marketing team.

Last time I had a workshop was …three years ago in Polokwane brought by NYDA. I am so excited!! So what’s in for you? After Friday, I will deliver you a killer blog post covering the event…Just wait. If you can’t wait, please take a peek at my picture gallery or my Instagram. You can also get involved during the event, Everyone at the event will be live tweeting using the hashtag #UpYourGame.

Don’t forget to check #UpYourGame, on Twitter and Instagram

Twitter: @mike2dogz
Instagram: @mike2dogz

Facebook page: Michael MercySocial

Event Details

When: Friday 29 May, at 15h00

Topic: Behavioural Economics

Where:  #UpYourGame online!

Hosted by: Gravity Ideas

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