Programme Overview 2023


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ENJOY!! 15th Annual Jozi Book Fair Programme

10 – 12 November 2023

 

15th ANNUAL JOZI BOOK FAIR

Read! Remake the World!

       Venue: House of Movements                                     Thurs, 9 Nov 2023

Time

Programme Event

9.00 – 4pm

CHW National Case: Media Strategy Workshop (Closed Workshop)

     Venue: Newtown Park                                                    Fri, 10 Nov 2023

17.00

Reception & the Opening of ‘Existence is Resistance’, Photographic Exhibition by Jimi Matthews – BY INVITATION ONLY!

 

15th ANNUAL JOZI BOOK FAIR

Read! Remake the World!

      Poetry Buddies – Children’s Programme

Venue: Penny and Puffy Children’s Tent                         Sat, 11 November 2023

Time

Programme Event

9.00 – 4pm

CHW National Case: Media Strategy Workshop (Closed Workshop)

9.00

WELCOME – JBF Song

MC: Mzwakhe

9.15 –

Face Painting

9.15 – 9.30

IKAGENG – Reading & Poetry

RENA LE LONA – Poetry

HABITAT- 61 – Poetry

PUSH – Reading

9.30 – 10.15

 BOOK LAUNCH: Poetry for Friends 7

Poetry Buddies Read their Poems

10.15 – 10.30

Habitat-61 – Reading “I am Enough by Grace Byers” &

This is Our New Home by Esther Antonima

IKAGENG – Dance

10.30 – 10.45

Basa’s Special Flower by Nala & Mabotseba Masangane

10.45 – 10.50

Best Health: Dance Performance

10.50 – 11.05

The Keeper of Secrets by Esther Antonima, storytelling

11.10 – 11.30

Book Launch: Mokgodutswane o setouto by Charmain Mrwebi

11. -3011. 50

Storytelling: Mom why am I different? by Matina Mpofu

11.50 – 12.00

IKAGENG: Traditional Dance

12.00 – 12.20

Book Launch: Tiki the Shoe Maker by Khanyisile Kolwane

12.29 – 12.40

Magic for You and for me

12.40 – 13.00

Jumping Castle

13.00

Lunch & Home – See you in 2024!

 

 

 

15th ANNUAL JOZI BOOK FAIR

Read! Remake the World!

Tsohang Batjha (Youth) Programme

Saturday, 11 November 2023

Time

Programme Event MC: Thabo Mavino

Venue

 

WELCOME & JBF Song

 

 

PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

 

9.00 – 9.45

Poetry Workshop

Cottages Room 1

9.00 – 9.45

Theatre Workshop

Theatre Stage

9.00 – 10.30

Photography Workshop

Cottages Boardroom

9.00-9.45

Biodanza

Main Tent

9.00 – 9.45

Writing Workshop

Cottages Room 3

9.00 – 9.45

9.00 – 9.25 Book Launches “Just a Language by Laiah and Lilly Thobejane”  [30 mins]

 

9.30 – 9.55 “Bofelo Learns About June 16 by Realeboga Mwebi [30 mins]

 

 

 

Cottages Room 2

 

9.45  – 11.15

SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Soccer Field

11.30 – 11.50

Theatre Play – Mike van Graan’s He Had it Coming

Performance by Kim Blanche Adonis

Main Tent

12.00 – 12.30

Launch of Batjha Kaofelo 8 & Prize Giving

Main Tent

12.30 -1.00

Theatre Performance: Rena Le Lona &. Magic!!

 

1.00 – 1.30

SOCCER TOURNAMENT FINALS

Lunch with Thabo

1.00 – 1.30

 


15th ANNUAL JOZI BOOK FAIR

PUBLIC PROGRAMME

 Venue: Newtown Park                                                                          Sat, 11 November 2023

Time

Event Type

Programme Event

Venue

11.00 – 1.pm

Workshop

CHWs and Jessica Lawrence (LHR): National Legal Case for permanent employment for CHWs

WM Cottages Outside

11.00 -12.30pm

Seminar

Christendom is NOT Christianity with

Father Mokesh and Rev Dr Mosoeu

Main Tent

2.00 – 2.55 pm

Book Launch

A Daliance with Destiny by

Dr. Aman Singh Maharaj

Children’s Tent

2.00 -4.00pm

Film and Q&E

Cuba’s Life Task – Combating Climate Change

(Hosted by the Friends of Cuba Society)

Main Tent

4.30 – 6.30

Music

Music

Theatre

 

 

15th ANNUAL JOZI BOOK FAIR

Read! Remake the World!

SOCIAL MOVEMENTS & PUBLIC

  Venue: Newtown Park                       Sun, 12 Nov 2023

Time

Event Type

Programme Event

Venue

9.00 – 10.50

Skills Workshops

Photography with Jimi Matthews – Register before, Space is LIMITED!!!

WM Cottage Boardroom

10.00 – 10.50

Skills Workshops

Writing Journalism with FAJs Siya Mvikwe

Cottages Room1

10.00 – 10.50

Skills Workshops

Poetry with Masai Dabula

Children’s Tent

10.00 – 10.50

Skills Workshops

Theatre with Lawrence Simelane

Theatre Stage

10.00 – 10.50

10.00-10.50

Biodanza with Gabriel Mizan

Main Tent

10.00

FILMS

Films

Films – Cottages

10.00

Caring for our Communities

Breast Screening, High Blood Pressure, Sugar & HIV Tests

Outside Cottages

10.00 – 10.50

Book Launch

Tracing the Development of the Sesotho Language by Molaoli Majoro

WM Cottages Room 1

11.00 – 11.55

Conversation

Benchmarks Report on Health in Snake Park is the basis for the discussion amongst Activist about communities health conditions.

Moderator: Moses Cloete

Children’s Tent

12.00 – 12.55

Conversation

Challenges Covering Community Stories: Conversation with Karibu! Activist Journalists & Benchmarks Monitors

Panelists from Karibu and Benchmarks

Moderator: Anna Majavu

Penny & Puffy Children’s Tent

12.00 – 1.15

Roundtable

Imperialist war, Palestine and Culture and Resistance

Michael Roberts, Lindsey Collen, Jimi Matthews and Mike van Graan

Moderator: Maria van Driel

Main Tent

3.00 – 4.15

Roundtable

 & Book Launches

50 years after the Durban Strike: What has happened to the Labour Movement?

Panelists: Prof. Webster, Ighsaan Schroeder and Malehoko Tshoaedi (tbc)

Moderator: Edward Cottle

 

Book Launches:  Debates in South African Labour History (with John Appolis) and

Comrade Moss: A Biography of Moses Mayekiso (with Nosipho Mdletshe)

Main Tent

 

 

15th ANNUAL JOZI BOOK FAIR

SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE

Read! Remake the World!

Sun, 12 Nov 2023

Time

Event Type

Programme Event

Venue

2.00 – 5.00pm

Mass rally

Stand up for Humanity! Stand up for the PALESTINIAN PEOPLE!

Solidarity with Palestine – Cultural programme –

ART, Music,  Theatre, messages of solidarity and speakers

Theatre and Main Tent

 

Saturday and Sunday

From 10am

Public ART for PALESTINE

Facilitated by the Toolshed Collective

ALL Welcome to a join the Public ART for Palestine

Outside, Main Theatre, Newtown Park

3pm

Theatre

My fellow South Africans

Performed by Kim Blanche Adonis

 

Sunday

Theatre

Resist my People Monologues by Page to Stage

 

Sunday

Theatre

Bamenda’s House by Mbulelo Mkhwenke & Bandile Luvalo

 

Sunday

Theatre

Image Theatre for Palestine by Lindokuhle Theatre Group

 

 

15th ANNUAL JOZI BOOK FAIR

Read! Remake the World!

     Venue: Newtown Park                                Sat, 11 Nov – Sun, 12 Nov

Book Launches

Date & Time

Programme Event

Venue

Sat, 9.00

Just a Language by Laiah and Lilly Thobejane

Cottages Room 2

Sat, 11 Nov, 9.30

Poetry for Friends 7 by Poetry Buddies

Children’s Tent

Sat, 11 Nov, 9.30

 Bofelo Learns About June 16 by Realeboga Mwebi

Cottages Room 2

Sat, 11 Nov, 10.30

Basa’s Special Flower by Nala & Mabotseba Masangane

Children’s Tent

Sat, 11 Nov,11.00

Mokgodutswane o setouto by Charmain Mrwebi

Children’s Tent

Sat, 11 Nov, 12.00

Batjha Kaofela 8: Read! Remake the World!

Main Tent

Sat, 11 Nov, 12.00

Tiki the Shoe Maker by Khanyisile Kolwane

Children’s Tent

Sat, 2 – 2.55pm

A Daliance with Destiny by Dr. Aman Singh Maharaj

Children’s Tent

Sun, 10.00 – 10.55

Tracing the Development of the Sesotho Language by Molaoli Majoro

WM Cottages Room 1

Sun, 12 Nov,

12.00-12.55

 Activist Journalism in the Time of Covid-19, Vol 2:

Writing by the Forum for Activist Journalists 2021

Main Tent

Sun, 12 Nov, 3.45pm

Comrade Moss: A Biography of Moses Mayekiso,

Trade Unionist and Community Leader by SACHED

Main Tent

Sun, 3.45pm

Launch: Debates in South African Labour History 

Main Tent

Sunday 2pm

The Party is Over by James Matthews – Book Signing

Main Tent

 

15th ANNUAL JOZI BOOK FAIR

Read! Remake the World!

     Venue: Newtown Park                                Sat, 11 Nov – Sun, 12 Nov

Films

Date & Time

Programme Event

Venue

Sat, 11 Nov, 2 – 4pm

Cuba’s Life Task – Combating Climate Change

(Hosted by the Friends of Cuba Society)

Main Tent

Sat 11 Nov & Sun 12 Nov,

10.00 -10.25

The Present by Farah Nabulsi

Cottages: Film Room

Sat 11 Nov & Sun 12 Nov,

11.00 – 12.32

Farah By Darin J. Sallam

Cottages: Film Room

Sat 11 Nov & Sun 12 Nov,

12.40 – 2.00pm

Born in Gaza by Hernan Zin

Cottages: Film Room

Sat 11 Nov & Sun 12 Nov,

2.15 – 3.45pm

Arna’s Children by Juliano Mer Khamis (also the founder of the Freedom Theatre in Jenin)

Cottages: Film Room