Schoolchildren reading a book

What is More Books?

More Books is a public campaign to encourage a greater abundance and diversity of books in South African schools. It is driven by private individuals and supporting organisations.

Our original focus was the Department of Basic Education’s proposed ‘National Policy for the Provisioning and Management of Learning and Teaching Support Material for Grade R–12’, which proposed one book per subject per grade.

That campaign raised significant support.

Since then, the DBE’s policy has evolved. The book-related challenges we are all addressing as South Africans remain large and complex, and we’re grateful to everyone who has been a part of this evolution.

While the team behind More Books is currently working on other projects, the conversation continues on our Facebook page.