This time next week…

This time next week, Open Book will be in full swing! Hope to see you all there.

It’s almost impossibly to highlight events, but we do have further information for some events as well as an additional event that should be loads of fun. The Daily Maverick Mini Gatherings are not to be missed.
Kicking off at 09.30, you can listen to Daily Maverick star columnist Sisonke Msimang.
This is followed (at 11.00) by a two hour debate: Future of Independent, free and intelligent journalism in South Africa.
The full details can be viewed here (09.30 – 10.30) and here (11.00 – 13.00).

Jonathan Jansen will be involved in two events at the festival next Wednesday (17th September).
A Journey from Early Childhood Development to Fixing our Schools 1 (10.00 – 12.00)
Join Jonathan Jansen, Eric Atmore, Thando Mgqolozana and Roy Hellenberg as they examine Early Childhood Development. Special guest appearance by Vusi Mahlasela!

A Journey from Early Childhood Development to Fixing our Schools 2 (13.00 – 15.00)
Join Jonathan Jansen, Molly Blank and high school principals for a screening of some of the films included in How To Fix South African Schools and a discussion about getting it right. Special guest appearance by Vusi Mahlasela!

And last, but certainly not least, we are partnering with the African Arts Institute to bring you the All African Dance Party at the Granddaddy Hotel!

Keep an eye on our website for any changes to the programme and should you have any queries, please do get in touch.

If you would like further details about the festival or events through the year, please contact Frankie (

Open Book is organised in partnership with The Fugard Theatre, The District 6 Museum, The Townhouse Hotel, Equal Education, The Bookery, The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts, British Council & ConnectZA, The Dutch Foundation for Literature, The French Institute, The Confucius Institute, Central Library, SA PEN, The Goethe Institute, Nederlands Letterfonds, UCT Creative Writing Department and sponsored by The City of Cape Town, Leopard’s Leap, Penguin Books, Pan Macmillan, Random House Struik, NB Publishers, Jonathan Ball and Fox and Raven.