The annual book fair in Cape Town is back with a new name South African Book Fair. This is the largest book fair in SA and is a great opportunity for publishers, booksellers, authors and book lovers to come together. It was formerly known as Cape Town Book Fair, so the name change comes with a a different focus.

Mpuka Radinku, Executive Director of the Publishers’ Association of South Africa, says under the banner of the South African Book Fair, it will be more inclusive in terms of being accessible to a larger number of participants.

“In line with requests from a number of our stakeholders, PASA believes by re-establishing the Fair as a national one, it will do much to draw increased interest from current participants from a location point of view. In addition, we are targeting increased participation from brand new stakeholders for whom the Fair previously may not have been seen as a beneficial platform,” he comments. ((

I’m excited to announce that Black Letter Media secured sponsorship from the Publishing Association of SA (PASA) and will along, with other small and independent publishers, be exhibiting at the SA Book Fair.

If you are in Cape Town next week – stop over at meet me, Black Letter Media founder and publisher, Duduzile Mabaso, in the Small Publishers Pavilion stand number E4a.

Will be giving away some tickets through Poetry Potion, Book Lover’s Market and Black Letter Media social media pages. Will announce shortly.

Otherwise, let’s meet in Cape Town from the 13th to the 15th of June!