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Nal’ibali provides a platform to bring many stakeholders together to strengthen existing and collective efforts to change children's lived experiences of literacy. We believe that by rolling up our sleeves together, real progress can be made to root reading-for-enjoyment practices into the daily lives of children, their caregivers and communities to ensure meaningful and sustainable literacy development in SA.

Media & materials partners

Kagiso Digital

Kagiso Digital is at the forefront of online digital marketing in South Africa. Specialising in the incubation of new and innovative digital opportunities, as well as the maintenance of the group’s established digital brands, Kagiso Digital is passionate about its brands and excited about the space in which it does business.

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Biblionef

Biblionef is a dynamic book-donation agency based in Cape Town. Its major focus is to provide new books to needy schools and libraries throughout South Africa, with special emphasis on organisations in townships, informal settlements and remote rural areas. Biblionef is unique in that it provides new children’s books in all 11 official South African languages, as well as in Braille, large print and tactile formats for the visually impaired. For this, it commissions publishers to reprint and translate local stories to suit the needs of the children concerned.

The FunDza Literacy Trust

The FunDza Literacy Trust is a non-profit trust dedicated to growing educated, engaged and empowered young South Africans. Its programmes aim to boost literacy among teens and young adults by popularising reading, growing communities of readers and developing young writing talent. FunDza works with registered beneficiary organisations to get popular and exciting fiction into the hands of young people and thereby grow a love of reading.

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The Little Hands Trust

The Little Hands Trust helps to motivate and nurture reading and writing among children and their care-givers in Africa. We do this by supporting and promoting the development and use of children’s storybooks in South Africa and, where possible, in other parts of Africa too in African languages as well as English, French and Portuguese and Arabic. In support of Nal’ibali, the Little Hands Trust is co-publishing several books for babies and older children which will be donated through the Nal’ibali network of reading clubs.

Moving Picture Books

Moving Picture Books (MPBs) is a line of animated children’s books that brings children’s literature into the 21st century. By combining high-quality animation, narration, sound effects and music, MPBs provides an experience that is both educational and entertaining. In addition, MPBs focuses on mobile and emerging technology that allows parents and children to interact with the content both in the home and ‘on the go’.

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Rogue Works

Rogue Works is an electronic book publishing and mobile app development company. Incorporated in the USA and South Africa, its focus is on making great apps and books at affordable rates.

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PEN SA

PEN is a non-political organisation representing writers of the world, defending free expression and encourages literature. PEN lives by a strong PEN Charter, which champions the ideal of ‘One humanity living in peace in one world’. PEN South Africa is a branch of PEN International, which operates on all six continents through its 145 centres in more than 104 countries.

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Cambridge University Press

The African Branch of Cambridge University Press, based in Cape Town, is responsible for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to its marketing responsibilities, the Branch is pursuing a wide range of publishing activities in East, West, Central and southern Africa, the main thrust of which is aimed at the school market.

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Jacana Media

Jacana Media has a reputation for publishing books that are entirely southern African in content, idiom, illustration and style. Jacana publishes books on a range of topics and genres, including reference books on South African history, geography and culture; award-winning illustrated children’s fiction; and challenging and current fiction for teenagers.

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Big School Enterprises

Big School Enterprises runs a Big School Adventure programme of activity that is designed to commemorate, celebrate and better equip children for their first year in primary school, and for the exciting journey of discovery and learning that goes with it in Grade One.

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