Khanya College will be hosting one of its annual events, the Jozi Book Fair (JBF), from 29 August to 1 September 2019. This year, in July, Khanya College had its annual Winter School (WS) under the theme ‘Movement Building, Organising and The Role of Media’. The WS theme was linked with the JBF theme which is ‘Literature and Newspaper’. During the WS, social movements and other organisations from different parts of South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) discussed the critical issues about how they can build their own media houses rather than relying on mainstream media.
The social movement organisations that are being invited to the 2019 Fair Festival are Khanya constituencies which the College works with. They will be participating at Fair, some hosting events while others will do exhibitions. Some of these constituencies which Khanya College works with on a daily basis are communities, schools, Care and Support of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), patrons, authors and the general public is also invited to the Fair at which is free to enter.
Looking at the JBF programme, how it is organised, on Thursday and Friday is the schools programme. Please note that the schools that will be participating at the Fair must register with the JBF Coordinators. The schools programme contains the meeting of JBF authors, parallel skills Workshops, plenary celebrations (Tsohang Batjha Theatre, Open Mic Poetry, James Matthews: Celebrating his 90th Birthday, a celebration event to JBF/Wits Spelling Bee Winners and more celebrations, this time to the JBF Batjha Kaofela school authors 2019 Winner).
Saturday and Sunday programme is open to public and has a lot of different activities including; Networks & Literature, Youth Programme, Children’s Programme, Roundtable Discussion, Workshops, Theatre, Conversations, Poetry and Jazz.