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Turning the tide on the matric results

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January, 9th 2018
When the tide pulls back before a tsunami hits, they say that the beach is littered with beautiful starfish. Often people go down onto the beach and collect these star-shaped echinoderms, admiring their bright colours. In the distance, however the power of the ensuing wave builds. Reading the newspapers last week as the results of the National Senior Certificate (matric) were released felt a little bit...
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Letlhabile resident recognised in national storytelling contest

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November, 17th 2017
Nal’ibali, the national-reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has announced Annah Gumbi from Letlhabile, near Brits, as the North West provincial winner of its annual storytelling contest, Story Bosso.  Chosen from over 6 000 entries collected from across the country and over 100 entries in the North West, Gumbi’s winning entry, Tortoise and the Birds, is aimed at teaching children about respect. Each year Nal’ibali hosts its month-long Story Bosso...
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Be part of Nal'ibali's 2017 children's activities

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November, 17th 2017
Our Children's festival is around the corner and we don''t want you, FUNda leaders, to miss out.                                             Children’s Festivals Schedule Province Venue Date Responsible person/people WC World of Birds (Hout Bay) 2 December All WC LM’s and Kamohelo GP Jabavu Library 25 November Portia/ Sithembiso/ Bongile KZN Lovelife Centre, Nongoma 30 November Nkosi/ Eugene Children’s Home Centre 28 November Sane/ Eugene Limpopo Mankweng library 28 November Salome/ Righardt FS Thusanang...
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Congratulations to our Story Bosso winners!

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October, 27th 2017
This year's Story Bosso talent search is officially over and we are pleased to announce the winners!    The theme for this year was intsomi (folktales), and we held numerous events hosting storytelling performances across South Africa. We received an overwhelming total of 6 317 entries from all over the country. The entries were impressive, which made selecting the winning stories a tough process!   Prizes    The overall Story...
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Story Bosso: Nal'ibali gets the nation storytelling

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August, 31st 2017
This September, and in commemoration of Literacy Month, Nal’ibali – the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, is encouraging a wave of storytelling across the country with its third annual multilingual storytelling contest, Story Bosso. Placing a special focus on folktales in a bid to preserve this national treasure, the campaign will be hosting storytelling performances and events across the country for the month and is inviting members...
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Nal'ibali and Buhle Ngaba bring books to girls

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August, 8th 2017
This Women’s Month 2017, Nal’ibali – the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has joined forces with young author and activist, Buhle Ngaba, to bring the power of stories to girls across the country. Buhle’s acclaimed children’s book, The Girl Without a Sound, is a moving story about the importance of hearing the stories and voices of girls and comes at a time in South Africa when...
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Nal'ibali and Buhle Ngaba join forces on Women's Day

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August, 2nd 2017
This Women's Month 2017, Nal'ibali has joined forces with writer and performer, Buhle Ngaba, to bring the power of stories to girls across the country. Buhle's children's book, 'The girl without a sound', has made waves in the past year. A powerful book about the importance of hearing the stories and voices of girls, Buhle's book comes at a time in South Africa in...
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Celebrate Mandela Day 2017 with a Nal'ibali story

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July, 12th 2017
This Mandela Day, Nal’ibali – the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, is offering children and caregivers across the country the opportunity to enjoy one of Nelson Mandela’s favourite stories for children. Made possible through a collaboration with Tafelberg publishers, the story – part of an anthology titled Madiba Magic will be available as a special story card in a range of South African languages from the...
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Celebrating diversity with drag queen story hour in Soweto

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June, 28th 2017
Capturing the imagination of children and working towards a more just society that recognises and accepts gender fluidity during childhood, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign will be hosted South Africa’s first drag queen story hour with Thiart Li, performing as Shenay O’brien, and children from two Nal’ibali reading club Ikageng Austrian Embassy Library in Soweto on Saturday 24 June. The programme is just as it sounds...
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Nal'ibali supports Limpopo in tackling literacy issues

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May, 25th 2017
Shining a light on literacy issues in Limpopo and what ordinary citizens can do to overcome them, Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, is hosting a public imbizo in Seshego, Polokwane, through its activist arm, FUNda Leader. Taking place on June 10 ahead of Youth Day, the imbizo will address the current challenges facing the nation and the province when it comes to teaching children...
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