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Fasting in support of school libraries

Sue Blaine recently reported in Business Day on the 24 hour fast by lobby group Equal Education for School Libraries

Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, the University of the Free State’s vice-chancellor Prof Jonathan Jansen, storyteller Gcina Mhlope and Department of Basic Education official Vincent Motau recently joined about 4500 people who participated in the 24-hour Fast for School Libraries.

Only 8% of SA’s roughly 28000 public schools have stocked libraries, 13% have library space that was not stocked and 79% have no physical library space, according to government statistics. Equal Education has been campaigning for a policy on school  libraries for the past year under the banner “1 School, 1 Library, 1 Librarian”.

To read the rest of Sue Blaine’s article in Business Day on allAfrica.com Click Here!

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