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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Plans to Establish a National Reading Club

Cyril RamaphosaMove over Mark Zuckerberg, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has revealed his plans to establish a national reading club.

This follow the “grim reality”, as it is described by the Presidency, of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) study on reading habits, undertaken in 2007, which found that just five percent of the South African population read to their children, and that only one in seven people read in their spare time.

Ramaphosa and Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa are to pay a visit the Harare Library in Khayelitsha today to speak to young people about the transformative effects of literature.

The deputy president will also share his vision of launching a national reading club on World Book Day on 23 April 2015.

To find out more about the event and the initiative visit the Presidency’s website.

Event Details

  • Date: Wednesday, 11 February 2015
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Venue: Harare Library
    ​42 Ncumo Road
    Harare Square
    Cape Town | Map
  • Enquiries: Ronnie Mamoepa, 082 990 4853

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