JBF2020 Online Launch: Victory Celebration of Gauteng Community Health Care Workers!

This event of JBF 2020 has already taken place. To view event and for information see below:


Format:  Panel Discussion

Date and Time:  Friday, 4 September 2020, 1900 – 2030

View the Facebook Live Video here.

The 2020 edition of the Jozi Book Fair opens with a celebration of the victory of community health workers in Gauteng. After over two decades of struggle community health workers – for now in Gauteng – have been recognised as permanent workers of the South African state. The Gauteng Community Healthcare Workers Forum (GCHWF) will be conversation about their victory after years of struggle for better working conditions and improved healthcare as ‘volunteer workers’, daily foot soldiers, caring for communities, Hiv/Aids patients and now Covid 19. In this conversation the CHWs reflect on their struggles as precarious women workers in South Africa (and around the globe). The CHWs will read extracts from their book ‘Our Lives, Our Communities’ as writers and readers; and the importance of a reading culture to build progressive societies.

After this long struggle and the entry of community health workers as readers and writers, it is fitting that this edition of the book fair opens with a celebration in the midst of another major struggle, the struggle against Covid-19 and its health, social and economic manifestations.

Speakers: Lillian Nhlapo, Karla Witbooi, Malena Phake, Patricia Makhubu, Ncebakazi Lwana, Zanele Nomdikinya, Oupa Lehulere

Moderator:  Maria van Driel


For more information:

Call or Whatsapp: 084-377-3003

Email: jozibookfair@khanyacollege.org.za

Visit the Jozi Book Fair Facebook Page here.

For information about the JBF2020 Festival, click here.

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