INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL FUNDA MZANTSI CHAMPIONSHIP

The National Library of South Africa, in conjunction with the Department of Correctional Services invites South African book clubs from across the country to participate in the 11th Funda Mzantzi Championship (FMC). FMC is a book reading competition with a goal of stimulating and encouraging reading on a continuous basis. This Championship held on annual
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100 Echoes of Madiba’s Century: An Anthology of his Legacy

Peace, reconciliation, humility, ethical leadership, love and forgiveness – these have become synonymous with the iconic public figure, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. To mark Mandela’s centenary, as one of the most influential figures of our time, the National Library of South Africa published a multilingual poetry anthology titled 100 Echoes of Madiba’s Century. Informed by Mandela’s
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Remote services

During the adjusted level 4 of the national lockdown, the NLSA will continue to offer access to library information services remotely as well as fast pick-up services. Research Our Reference Librarians are available for general research support and can be reached on the following platforms: WhatsApp Operational hours: 09H00 to 16H00 Cape Town Campus: 064 649
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Nelson Mandela: The Man who made the world standstill

To many Nelson Mandela was a symbol of political freedom during the height of apartheid.  He was subjected to the brutality of apartheid colonialism by being held in prison for 27 years, for fighting against social injustices, systematic oppression and exploitation of the majority South Africans.  On account that apartheid was not economically sustainable, the
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Online Exhibition

The Fight To Freedom: 1976 Soweto Uprisings This exhibition is an attempt to help remember South Africa’s shift from apartheid to democracy through the 1976 youth demonstrations across the country. In apartheid South Africa, separate educational system existed for black students and white students. Inevitably the students of 1976 took it upon themselves to fight
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Youth Month Virtual Poetry Slam Competition 2021

The National Library of South Africa (NLSA) in collaboration with the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) is proud to host the annual Youth Month Poetry Slam Competition 2021!  The 2021 virtual competition is in commemoration of Youth Month.  South African youth between the ages of 18 and 35 are invited to submit their original
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