The National Library of South Africa Hosts its first Virtual Poetry Slam

The National Library of South Africa (NLSA) has successfully hosted its first virtual poetry slam. The South African government regulations prohibit in person gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the NLSA initiated a virtual poetry slam competition in commemoration of Youth Month. The month of June is dedicated to young people in memoriam
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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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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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ICT Internship

South Africa’s unemployment rate necessitates public institutions being accountable and seeking to redress structural unemployment and inequalities. Youth unemployment rate is estimated to be over 58% and it is on this basis that government imperatives for job creation and youth empowerment are prioritised. In recent years there has been a call for public/private partnerships to
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