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'Reading in decline in South Africa'

National Book Week kicked off on Monday and draws to a close this weekend.

FILE: This year’s campaign focused on improving South Africa’s reading culture. www.freeimages.com

CAPE TOWN - The Department of Arts and Culture says not enough South Africans are reading and even less are reading to their children.

National Book Week kicked off on Monday and draws to a close this weekend.

This year's campaign focused on improving South Africa's reading culture.

The department's Siviwe Gwarube says, "Solutions that were identified were having an entire week dedicated to promoting libraries, reading and meeting some of the challenges faced such as accessibility to libraries."

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