Programme

08:50-09:00 Virtual Platform Demonstration Video
09:00-10:45 SESSION 1
09:00-09:10 OFFICIAL OPENING SESSION
Mr Kepi Madumo (Facilitator)
AU ANTHEM and NATIONAL ANTHEM
09:10-09:40 WELCOME ADDRESS
Mr Themba Thomas Cyril Dlamini, Chairperson of the Board, NLSA
MESSAGE OF SUPPORT
Prof Puleng LenkaBula, Vice Chancellor, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA
09:40-10:30 Introducing Minister Mr Nathi Mthethwa,
by Acting DG – Mr Vusithemba Ndima

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Minister Mr Nathi Mthethwa,
MINISTER OF SPORT, ARTS AND CULTURE

10:30-10:45 POETRY
NLSA Poetry Slam Winner-Rotenda Gavhi
NLSA Poetry Slam Runner Up: Kwazi Ndlangisa
10:45-11:15 GRAB A COFFEE AND VISIT THE EXHIBITORS
11:15-13:00 SESSION 2
11:15 -11:30 PLENARY SESSION – NATIONAL INITIATIVES
FACILITATOR: Gcina Mhlope
11:30-12:00 My story, your story, our story, a complete story: storytelling project at the University of South Africa :
Prof Mpho Ngoepe
12:00-12:20 Theme: Best practices in driving reading programmes
The Nal’ibali supplement: enabling a reading habit cost-effectively at scale
Katie Huston, Nal’ibali Trust, Chief Operating Officer
12:20-12:40 National Reading Coalition Presentation
Mr Godwin Khosa, CEO, NECT
12:40-13:15 GRAB A BITE AND CONNECT WITH EXHIBITORS
13:15-13:35 Theme: Capacity building
Empowering children, one page at a time: different funding models
Ms Ginny Stone
13:35-13:55 Reading in indigenous languages
Ms Elinor Sisulu, PUKU
13:55-14:30 Theme: Reading ecosystem
PANEL DISCUSSION: Strengthening the reading ecosystem
Dr Deonie Botha, NLSA ; Dr Jacobs – UNISA; Kulula Manona – DBE
14:30-14:45 END OF DAY 1

 

08:50-09:00 Virtual Platform Demonstration Video
09:00-10:45 SESSION 1:
Introduction of Session Chairs by Facilitator – Prof Ruth Hoskins
  Introductory address by the National Librarian & CEO, Mr Kepi Madumo
  Story Teller – Natalia Molebatsi
  PARALLEL SESSION
Introduction of session and speakers by session chair
CHAIR(S): Dr Buhle Mbambo-Thata
PARALLEL SESSION
Introduction of session and speakers by session chair
CHAIR(S): CHAIR(S): Dr Sentoo (NCLIS) Durban University of Technology
  The role of reading in the offenders rehabilitation path: Dr Hazel Matiwane, Department of Correctional Services The impact of an on-line reading platform: Ms Mignon Hardie, Fundza Literacy Trust
  From prisoner retribution and punishment to offender rehabilitation and reintegration into the community:
Mr Andile Nelani, Department of Correctional Services
Using digital technology to inspire young readers and to actively improve reading comprehension skills:
Ms Karen Simpson, Oxford University Press South Africa
  Lees om te leer om te lewe: the reading culture among students at the University of Limpopo: Mr Lefose Makgahlela, Ms Morongoa Ntsala & Ms Mahlatji, University of Limpopo Literacy levels of Dutch pupils – lessons learnt from reading projects serving Dutch pupils: Dr Susan Van der Ree, Christelijke Hogeschool Ede, Netherlands
  Q & A Q & A
Exhibition (Oxford University Press South Africa)
Presentation video
10:45-11:05 GRAB A COFFEE AND VISIT THE EXHIBITORS
11:05-12:30 PARALLEL SESSION
Introduction of session and speakers by session chair
CHAIR(S): Dr Buhle Mbambo-Thata
PARALLEL SESSION
Introduction of session and speakers by session chair
CHAIR(S): CHAIR(S): Dr Sentoo (NCLIS) Durban University of Technology
  Finger Spelling Bee for deaf and hearing learners:
Mr Tsakane Chauke & Mr Zamani Mbanjwa, Gauteng Department of Sports, Arts and Culture
Relook and rethink the children’s perspectives:
Ms Zongezile Matshoba, Amazwi South African Museum of Literature
  Continuity and sustainability of reading programmes: Braille reading initiative at Khanyisa School for the Blind: Ms Vuyokazi Mandongana and Ms Linda Ngaleka Appropriate reading vocabulary and reading level progression for South African children: Ms Barbara Strydom, Oxford University Press South Africa
 

We will share our experience of working) with pedagogies of belonging, also known as enabling pedagogies.

We draw on a family of complementary theory and practices (Ubuntu, critical framing, translanguaging, situated practice and overt instruction, amongst others) and will show how, when Foundation Phase teachers communicate high expectations for learning and thread high order cognition across writing, reading and talking, no end of surprises are possible.

By Marlene Rousseau (literacy activist and mentor), Sunitha Amod (Operations Manager) & Biblionef South Africa’s Professor Mary Nassimbeni (Board Member).

Success factors: language literacy parallel between a township reading project and research into a third year university portfolio: Dr Nicoline Wessels (UNISA)
  Q & A Q & A
Exhibition (Oxford University Press South Africa)
Presentation video
12:30-13:00 GRAB A BITE AND CONNECT WITH EXHIBITORS
13:00-15:15 SESSION 2:
Introduction of Session Chairs by Facilitator – Mrs Nikki Crowster, LIASA – President
  Poetry!: Mr Cosmos Nchabeleng
  PARALLEL SESSION
Introduction of Session Chairs by Facilitator
CHAIR(S): Prof Raju UNISA
PARALLEL SESSION
CHAIR(S):
Prof Solomon Bopape, University of Limpopo
  Partnerships in building a culture of reading in South Africa, the case of Nalibali Ms Denise Mubaiwa A picture is worth a thousand words: using of pictures to support and promote reading: Mr Daniel Mosako, University of South Africa
  Reading collaborations and partnerships: Ms Dorothy Dyer, National Association of Child Care Workers Online reading intervention for delayed and reluctant readers during lockdown – Case studies from speech-language therapists – A ray of hope.:Ms Elizabeth Nadler-Nir, My Literacy Gym
  Adoption of Web 2.0 Technologies in Driving Reading Habits of Secondary School Learners in Bulawayo Metropolitan Province, Zimbabwe, Sifundo Nkomo Distance as a barrier to reading and books: a case of Jan Kempdorp Public Library: Mr Obakeng Jacobs, Skema Biko Nights Book Club
  Sustainability of reading clubs in a rural setting: a case study of Dikgale village in Limpopo Province, South Africa: Mamotshabo Johanna Boloka, University of Limpopo A proposed intervention project to promote reading for meaning in a primary school in South Africa:
Acquinatta Nomusa Zimu; Lindiwe Magazi & Ndileka Mtshizana
  Q & A Q & A
Exhibition Presentation video
  END OF DAY 2

 

08:45-09:00 Virtual Platform Demonstration Video
09:00-12:00 SESSION 1:
Lisa Combrinck – DSAC
Role of IZ radio on promoting reading – Dr Baxolile Dimane-Mngadi
Story Teller – Thomas Ramabu
South African National Lexicography Units
Ms Itumeleng Ntsele
10:00-10:05 GRAB A COFFEE AND VISIT THE EXHIBITOR AND MEETING HUB
PARALLEL SESSION
Introduction of Session Chairs
CHAIR(S): Prof Mpho Ngoepe, UNISA
PARALLEL SESSION
CHAIR(S): Mrs. Nokuthula Musa, NLSA
Setswana Books and Reading Competition: North West Provincial Library Services: Mr Levy Segone & Ms Mapula Seswa, North West Provincial Library Services Innovative Digital Reading support across the curriculum: Ms Jeanette Morton
Mmino wa bana as a determinant of reading recorded knowledge among rural teenagers in Ga Molepo, South Africa Mahlaga Molepo Interactive reading for children in rural areas: case study of Ponelopele reading club and library: Ms Thepa Makgatla, Ponelopele Reading Club
Reading programmes and initiatives to promote reading on targeted days: Ms Alecia Steenkamp, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts & Culture Reading for pleasure, emotional competence and empowerment: Dr EN Bizos, READ Educational Trust
Q & A Q & A
11:30-11:45 GRAB A COFFEE AND CONNECT WITH OUR EXHIBITORS
11:45-12:00 Launch of the Children’s Literature Catalogue
SESSION 2: FACILITATOR
CLOSING SESSION
12:00-13:00 What have we learnt and what is the roadmap?
Dr. Buhle Mbambo-Thata
Vote of Thanks
Mr Puleng Kekana
PICTURE GALLERY
12:40-13:00 GRAB A BITE AND CONNECT WITH YOUR PEERS IN THE MEETING HUB
END OF THE SUMMIT

Programme and speakers are subject to change