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The Jozi Book Fair is proud to welcome a new patron. Dr Pali Lehohla was born in Lesotho in 1957. A double major graduate in Statistics and Economics, he obtained his degree from the National University of Lesotho before studying for his post-graduate studies in demography in Ghana from the United Regional Institute for Population …

Diana Ferrus was born in Worcester in 1953 and completer her high school career in 1972. She completed a postgraduate degree in Women’s and Gender studies at the University of of the Western Cape where she worked as a

Ronnie Govender a recipient of two lifetime achievement awards for his contribution to literature and the arts was born in 1934 in Cato Manor. His lover for theatre was motivated by oral storytelling by his mother and grandmother. Andre

Keorapetse William Kgositsile, also known as “Bra Willie” was born on 19 September 1938, Keorapetse was a South African poet laureate and

James David Matthews was born to working-class parents in District Six, Cape Town, on 29 May 1929. He attended Prestwich Primary School and then went on to Trafalgar High School in Cape Town. He has said: “I grew up in

LULI CALLINICOS, one of South Africa’s most respected social historians, is an award-winning author, highly acclaimed for some of the country’s most significant social commentaries of our time. Her published work includes Gold and Workers, A Place in the City”

Zakes Mda, legally Zanemvula Kizito Gatyeni Mda (born 1948), is a South African novelist, poet and playwright. He has won major South African and British literary awards for his novels and plays. He is currently a Patron of the Etisalat