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Book Publishing Workplace Experience Placements Available in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and KZN PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 13:47

The Publishers’ Association of South Africa is offering exciting internship opportunities for individuals who want to develop their career in the Book Publishing Industry. The programme is funded by FP & M Seta (Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education Training Authority).

Development of human resource capacity in the publishing industry; addressing the needs as articulated in the Fibre, Processing and Manufacturing SETA (Sector Education & Training Authority) with regard to the demographics of the country; and Increasing the employability of unemployed, qualified graduates.

• The Internship Programme is a structured placement programme and the custodianship of the Publishers’ Association of South Africa.
• Duration: 6 months (February 2015 to July 2015).
• Interns will be paid a monthly stipend.
• The internship will be with contracted publishing companies which are in the Education, Trade and Academic Sectors.
• Interns will sign a contract which will commit them to the period and conditions of involvement and employment.

• Individuals who want to work and develop book publishing as a career;
• Tertiary qualifications in the publishing or similar field – with a clear desire for upskilling;

Individuals who are:
eager to learn
independent thinkers
assertive and
enjoy language and communication.


Applications to be submitted to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or via fax 021 -762-2763
Closing Date: Friday 28th November 2014
1. The internship appointments will be in accordance with the employment equity
requirements of the FP&M SETA.
2. Interviews and placements will take place in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

“I just made my dad proud” says Sokhela PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 November 2014 10:44

By: Sbongiseni Dladla

Durban’s Albany Hotel saw Smiso “Slashfire” Sokhela launch his debut collection Wordography with a Pen (Grashyo Publishers).  With his father and numerous fellow poets in attendance, he cited perseverance as the key to his success.  Sokhela is poet, writer, and website developer at Awali Solutions. His career as a poet began when he first attended and participated in poetry sessions in and around Durban. Sokhela is a Co-founding member of Peumarella Artists where he nurtures young aspiring writers from surrounding townships in and around Durban. He matriculated from Hillview Secondary and later studied Information Technology at Durban University of Technology. Wordography with a Pen focuses mostly on children and women abuse as Sokhela writes about societal issues which people choose to ignore for fear of losing their lives.

Sokhela cited patience and dedication as instrumental in launching the collection.  The collection also focuses on the inspirational people he has met during his poetic career. He mentioned that the happenings and traumatic experiences in the township of Umlazi were the reasons he wrote the collection and, at the launch, spoke of himself as “hope to any kid in the township that it is possible to be whatever that person wants to be as long as they stay focused on what they want to achieve.’’

“Some people never believed in me, saying that writing is for exclusive people and it’s not for me. However, I did not succumb all those pressures by ignoring them’’ Sokhela says. At the launch of his book Sokhela thanked the DDP (Democracy Development Program) which assisted him with funds to turn his ideas into a written artefact.

Launch: Letters to My Native Soil: Lewis Nkosi Writes Home (2001-2009) PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 19:10


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