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Written stories

Multilingual stories

Looking for stories to read in a range of African languages? Try our growing collection of stories to print out or read aloud at home with the whole family. 

Multilingual story supplements

Browse our archive of Nal'ibali reading-for-enjoyment story supplements available in 10 language combinations. 

Supplement distribution

If your nearest SAPO branch has been closed, please email or  WhatsApp 066 016 9027 for queries related to the Nal'ibali Children's Newspaper. 

Multilingual rhymes

Being told stories and being read to, leads children to develop the rich storehouse of language, grammar and vocabulary they need when learning to read and write. Try our multilingual stories below or send us your own stories to share with others

FunDza teen stories

FunDza's online platform - - gets teens and young adults reading on their phones. Find exciting stories, poems, blogs, plays, essays and more on FunDza!

Or connect with FunDza on WhatsApp - message 'hi' to 0600 54 8676 and then follow the menu prompts to get reading.If you're interested in writing, email your story, essay or poem to, and get published as a Fanz writer on the platform.

Story cards

Grow your children's love of reading by printing out our beautifully illustrated story cards containing traditional and modern stories. 

Story seeds

Do you want to tell your own stories but sometimes find it a bit difficult to get going? Here are some ideas to get you started - available in 6 SA languages.