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Get your Book Fair tickets now #readbecause

JOBURG – The #BuyABook contribution will go towards helping others have access to books.


Tickets for the South African Book Fair are now on sale at Webtickets and are priced to ensure that the country’s national book fair is accessible to South Africans from all walks of life.

Taking place at Constitution Hill from 6 to 8 September, this year’s fair is open to the public on 7 and 8 September. Caxton Local Media, under the banner of Caxton Cares, has joined this year’s campaign as we explore ways to bridge the gap in learners’ access to reading material.

Caxton Cares has joined this year’s campaign as we explore ways to bridge the gap in learners’ access to reading material. #WeRead

Ticket prices:

  • General admission: R10
  • Single-day pass: R100
  • Two-day weekend pass: R150
  • Programme sessions: R40
  • Children under 16 are free for daily admission (not including programme sessions)

It is important to note that all programme sessions must be pre-booked, including day or weekend passes.


  • Smart Shopper: 10 per cent
  •  Book clubs: 20 per cent. To take advantage of this 20 per cent discount, book club members will need to purchase 10 or more tickets for their book club or group.


  • Write Your Story workshop, facilitated by well-known writer and publisher Melinda Ferguson (Saturday at 10am).
  • Melusi’s Everyday Zulu, a short Zulu crash course hosted by social media star, Melusi Tshabalala (Sunday at 10am).
  • Constitution Hill Tour with Poetry hosted by Dr Gcina Mhlope and Tshepo Molefe (Saturday between 1pm to 3.30pm).
  • Underground Booksellers Tour, hosted by Griffin Shea, the owner of independent bookshop Bridge Books (Saturday between 10am and 12.30pm).

These workshops and tours are all at the low price of R40 each. As capacity is limited for all of these events, pre-booking is essential.

Inspirational talks will be had by local authors at the Book Fair. Photo: Supplied

This year sees the inclusion of a R20 #BUYABOOK option on all ticket purchases. In a country where six in 10 people are still living in ‘book-scarce’ households, this is an easy way for book lovers to play a role in the South African Book Fair’s overall mission to locate books and reading in the lives of as many South Africans as possible.

This year’s book fair aims to offer greater access to books for children. Photo: Supplied

Keep informed about the campaign by following #WeRead #ReadBecause #CaxtonCares #BuyABook

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