In line with Khaloza Books value of respecting people and nature we aim to hold writing competitions, book readings and tree planting initiatives that allow us to celebrate our words as Africans and give back to our environment.

Annual heritage month schools writing competition
September is an important month for South Africans to celebrate and embrace their heritage! Since the creation of Heritage Day by former President Nelson Mandela on 24 September 1996, South Africans have been encouraged to share their heritage through language, dress, food and traditions.

In this regard, Khaloza Books – a Pan-African publishing company aimed at encouraging a culture of reading and writing, invites schools across South Africa to take part in our Heritage Month Schools Writing Competition. The competition targets primary and high school students and their teachers to promote reading and writing by gather writing pieces and granting students a chance to win!

Overview of the initiative:

We invite children, teens and young adults to submit creative writing pieces, poems or short stories that shares what their heritage means to them;
We encourage the writing pieces to be in any of South Africa’s 11 official languages;
All submissions must be a maximum of 800 words;
The winner will win a book voucher worth R500, the runner-up R250 book voucher, and third place will receive a book prize. All winning submissions will be published on our Khaloza Books website.

Opening dates for submissions will be announced in August 2018.