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2020

 Co-Founder & Chairman, Athol Williams, mentioned in "Dreams of Drakensberg"  article by Plainsman newspaper on 18 November 2020.   Read here.

-   "Oaky and the Virus" featured in "Online book gets children's 'Oaky'" article by People's Post newspaper on 17 November 2020. Read here.

 

-   Oaky joins Cascade Primary School (MP) to do the #JerusalemaChallenge on 10 September 2020. Watch here.

 

-   "Oaky and the Virus" mentioned in The Daily Vox article "Books Helping Children To Understand Covid-19" on 18 August 2020. Read here.

 

-   "The Oaky Virus Song" sang by Bundles of Joy Academy ECD singer Jonah Brown on 21 July 2020. Watch here.

 

-   Co-Founder & Chairman, Athol Williams, mentioned in "There are no limits to learning – it’s our path to empowerment" article by East   Coast Radio on 13 July 2020. Read here.

 

-   "Oaky and the Virus" mentioned in "It's Storytime! READ: Oaky and the Virus" article by Parent24.com on 13 July 2020. Read here.

 

-   Co-Founder & Chairman, Athol Williams, featured by Beautiful News on 4 July 2020. Watch here.   

-   Co-Founder & Executive Director, Taryn Lock, discussed "Read to Rise during Covid-19" on Smile 90.4FM's The Honest Show with   Benito Vergotine on 11 June 2020. Listen here.

 

-   Co-Founder & Executive Director, Taryn Lock, featured in "Coping with comic tools" article by Saturday Star newspaper on 9 May 2020. Read   here.

 

-   "#OakyVirusSong" sung on SABC 3's Expresso Morning Show on 8 May 2020. Watch here and here.

 

-   "Oaky and the Virus" mentioned in "Comics and cartoons are a powerful way to teach kids about Covid-19" article by The Conversation on   7 May 2020. Read here.

-   MP Programme Manager, Roscoe Williams, featured in "Schools to reopen on 1 June" article in People's Post newspaper on 5 May 2020.   Read here.

 

-   Featured by Otto Foundation SA's #BeLikeZinathi campaign on 29 April 2020. Watch here.

 

-   "Oaky and the Virus" featured in "UCT academic authors free Covid-19 children's book" article by UCT News on 28 April 2020. Read here.

 

-   Featured by Otto Foundation SA's #ReadToDream campaign on 28 April 2020. Watch here

-   "Oaky and the Virus" featured in "World Book Day: Cape Town author's 'Oaky' book series goes viral" article by IOL on 23 April 2020. Read   here.

-   "Oaky and the Virus" featured in "'Oaky and the Virus’ helps children understand lockdown" article by Herald Live on 23 April 2020.   Read here.

 

-   Co-Founder & Chairman, Athol Williams, discussed "Oaky and the Virus" on Talk Radio 702's Afternoon Drive with Joanne Joseph on 22 April   2020. Listen here.

 

-   "Oaky and the Virus" featured in "Oaky and Oaket teach children about virus" article by Southern Mail newspaper on 22 April 2020.   Read here.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-   "Oaky and the Virus" featured in "New free to download picture book helps children understand Covid-19" article by Times Live on 21 April   2020. Read here.

 

-   "Oaky Virus Song" sung by Shamara from Legacy Academy ZA on 21 April 2020. Watch here.

 

-   "Oaky and the Virus" featured in "‘Oaky and the Virus’ a new book teaching children about the lockdown, virus" article by Good Things   Guy and South Afri-CAN on 21 April 2020. Read here.

-   "Oaky and the Virus" featured in "Free to download picture book helps children understand Covid-19" article by IT-Online on 17 April 2020.   Read here.

 

-   "Oaky and the Virus" featured in "Children’s author, publisher make Covid-19-awareness book available for free" article by Creamer   Media's Engineering News on 17 April 2020. Read here.

 

-   "Oaky and the Virus" mentioned in "Free books to help children understand Covid19" article by East Coast Radio on 17 April 2020. Read   here.

 

-   "Oaky and the Virus" featured on Radio KC 107.7FM's Breakfast with Jason on 17 April 2020. Click here for more.

 

-   "Oaky and the Virus" read by Legacy Academy ZA Teachers on 15 April 2020. Watch here.

-   Featured in article "Ready Read Rise" by The Big Issue magazine on 21 February 2020. Read here.

 

-   Co-Founder & Chairman, Athol Williams, featured by Vannie Kaap's Lekke News on 12 February 2020. Watch here.

 

-   Co-Founder & Executive Director, Taryn Lock, featured on Via TV's Kaap, Kerrie en Koesisters on 6 February 2020. Watch the episode teaser   here.

2019

-   Featured in article "Reading makes one rise" by Alex News newspaper on 13 December 2019. Click here to read.

 

-   Mentioned in Alex News newspaper online article "Read to Rise NPO and Sun International partner inculcate the culture of reading" on 11   December 2019. Click here to read.

-   Featured in FB video by Seaview Primary School on 25 October 2019. Click here to watch.

 

-   Oaky series wins the Children's Literature Category in the SA Independent Publishers Awards on 24 October 2019. Click here to read.

 

-   Mentioned in article "School library shelves fill up" by the Plainsman newspaper on 23 October 2019. Click here to read. 

 

-   Co-Founder & Executive Director, Taryn Lock, meets the Duchess of Sussex in Cape Town on 24 September 2019. Click here to read.

 

-   Mentioned in Sun International's 'International Literacy Day Book Covering Session' FB post on 13 September 2019. Click here to read.

 

-   Cape Flats Book Festival (MP)  featured by Northern News on 11 September 2019. Click here to read.

 

-   Cape Flats Book Festival (MP) featured by People's Post newspaper (Click here) and Cape Town TV (Click here) on 10 September 2019. 

-   Cape Flats Book Festival (MP) featured by Kadart Studio on 9 September 2019. Click here to watch.

 

-   Cape Flats Book Festival (MP) featured by Plainsman (Click hereherehere and here), UCT News (Click here), Daily Voice (Click here) and   Kadart Studio (Click here and here) on 5 September 2019.

 

-   Cape Flats Book Festival (MP) featured by MP Online (Click here) and Athlone News newspaper (Click here) on 4 September 2019.

 

-   Cape Flats Book Festival (MP) featured by MP Online (Click here) and EduBiz (Click here) on 3 September 2019. 

 

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed on 91.3 FM Voice of the Cape on 2 September 2019. Click here to listen.

 

-   Cape Flats Book Festival (MP) featured by Cape Times (Click here), Living Coloured (Click here), MP Alive (Click here), Kadart   Studios (Click here) and Hanover Park Library (Click here) on 2 September 2019.

 

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed by Lester Kiewit on CapeTalk on 1 September 2019. Click here to listen.

 

-   Cape Flats Book Festival (MP) featured in the Weekend Argus newspaper on 1 September 2019. Click here to read.

 

-   Second day of the Cape Flats Book Festival (MP) on 1 September 2019. Click hereherehere and here for more.

 

-   First day of the Cape Flats Book Festival (MP) featured by eNCA (Click here), SABC (Click here), Kadart Studio (Click here), MP   Online (Click here and here) and Athol Williams (Click here) on 31 August 2019.

 

-   Cape Flats Book Festival (MP) featured in News24.com article "Book festival ready to rise on the Cape Flats" on 30 August 2019. Click here   to read.

 

-   Cape Flats Book Festival (MP) featured in Cape Town ETC article "Cape Flats Book Festival to feature top writers" on 30 August 2019. Click   here to read. 

 

-   Cape Flats Book Festival (MP) featured in Sierra Leone Time article "Book festival ready to rise on the Cape Flats" on 30 August   2019. Click here to read. 

-   MP Programme Manager, Roscoe Williams, interviewed by Dan Corder on Good Hope FM's Breakfast Show. 30 August 2019. Click here to   listen.

 

-   Cape Flats Book Festival (MP) featured in Sapa Plus TV news insert on 29 August 2019. Click here and here to watch. 

-   Cape Flats Book Festival (MP) featured in the Plainsman newspaper article "Literary feast heads to Mitchell's Plain" on 29 August 2019.   Click here and here to read

 

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed by Marcelle Gordon on eNCA's Upfront. 28 August 2019. Click here to watch.

 

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, explains why the Cape Flats Book Festival (MP) is an act of hope in a Facebook video. 28 August   2019. Click here to watch.  

-   Co-Founder and Executive Director, Taryn Lock, interviewed by Pippa Hudson on CapeTalk. 27 August 2019. Click here to listen.

-   MP Programme Manager, Roscoe Williams, interviewed by Kim Blanche' on Ekse on Cape Town TV. 26 August 2019. Click here and here to   watch.

 

-   Co-Founder and Executive Director, Taryn Lock, featured in the Cape Argus article "Passion to nurture love of reading in children" on 25   August 2019. Click here to read.

 

-   "Oaky the Happy Tree" told by DJ Arch Jnr and Zebra Square at Sandton City. 24 August 2019. Click here to watch. 

-   Cape Flats Book Festival (MP) featured in the Plainsman newspaper article  "Authors to challenge literary conventions" on 18 August 2019.   Click here to read.

-   Co-Founder and Executive Director, Taryn Lock, featured in Rodney Scara Brown's FB post. 12 August 2019. Click here to read. 

 

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, featured in Plainsman article "Author works to bring healing and hope" on 7 August 2019. Click     here to read.

 

-   Cape Flats Book Festival (MP) featured in the Cape Argus article "Here's one for the books" on 7 August 2019. Click here and here to read.

 

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed by Lester Kiewit on CapeTalk. 4 August 2019. Click here to listen.

 

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, writes SA People News article "A Reflection on the Cape Flats: Looking Beyond the Violence"   on 31 July 2019. Click here to read.

 

-   MP Programme Manager, Roscoe Williams, interviewed by Benito Vergotine on Smile 90.4FM. 31 July 2019. Click here to listen.

 

-   Cape Flats Book Festival (MP) featured in the Plainsman article "Book festival to showcase Cape Flats authors" on 31 July 2019. Click here   to read.

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed by Aden Thomas on Heart 104.9 FM. 31 July 2019. Click here and here for more.

 

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, featured in Sunday Times article "It’s full colours for Athol Williams, but a fail for the rainbow   nation" on 24 July 2019. Click here to read.

-   Poem by Co-Founder and Executive Director, Taryn Lock, 'Blue Skies' featured in book 'A Better World: Hope from Africa' on 6 June 2019. Click   here to read. 

-   Co-Founder and Executive Director, Taryn Lock, featured by The Legacy Project on 22 May 2019. Click here to read.

 

-   Announced as one of 21 winners in the 'MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet - 21 Years of Giving' competition. 15 May 2019. Click here to read.   

-   MP Programme Manager, Roscoe Williams, interviewed by Nikita Arendse and Bronwyn Swinton for Plain Talks. 30 April 2019. Click here,   here and here to watch.  

-   MP Programme Manager, Roscoe Williams, interviewed by Pippa Hudson on 567AM CapeTalk Radio. 4 April 2019. Click here and here to listen.

-   "Oaky comes to life in puppet show" featured in the 'People's Post' newspaper article on 26 March 2019. Click here to read.    

-   Athol Williams (Co-Founder and Chairman), Taryn Lock (Co-Founder and Executive Director) and Nicholas Williams (Non-Executive Director)   interviewed by Michelle Constant on SAfm's 'Jet Set Breakfast'. 17 March 2019. Click here to listen.

 

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, wins a Western Cape Cultural Affairs Award for Contribution to the Literary Arts. 9 March 2019.   Click here for more.

 

-   Read to Rise wins a Western Cape Cultural Affairs Award for Best Collaborative Public Library Programme / Project. 9 March 2019. Click   herehere and here for more.

 

-   Co-Founder and Executive Director, Taryn Lock, ranks 49th on 2018 Most Influential Young South Africans List. 6 March 2019. Click here   for more.

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, featured in "How a bookworm beat the odds" article by Jacaranda FM on 27 February 2019. Click   here to read.

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, shortlisted for 2019 Western Cape Cultural Affairs Award. 25 February 2019. Click here for more.  

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, writes Business Day article, "Criminal justice after corporate corruption is just the beginning"   on 19 February 2019. Click here to read. 

-   Featured in online article by YOH Radio 90.7 FM. 16 February 2019. Click here to read.

-   Co-Founder and Executive Director, Taryn Lock, nominated for 2018 Most Influential South Africans List. 12 February 2019. Click here for   more.   

-   Nominated for 2019 Western Cape Cultural Affairs Award. 11 February 2019. Click here for more.   

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, mentioned in UCT News article, "Six steps for company reparations" on 1 February 2019. Click   here to read.   

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed on 567 CapeTalk Radio by Kieno Kammies. 29 January 2019. Click here to listen.

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, featured on Beautiful News SA. 27 January 2019. Click here, here and here for more.

-   MP Programme Manager, Roscoe Williams, interviewed on YOH Radio 90.7 FM. 11 January 2019. Click here for more.

 

-   Featured in an article "Der Zauber des Lesens" on Reliyo.Com in Germany. 7 January 2019. Click here to read.

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2018

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed on CapeTalk Radio by Linzi Bourhill. 18 December 2018. Click here to listen.

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams interviewed on 828 Magic Music Radio. 18 December 2018. Click here for more.

 

-   Soweto Programme Manager, Steve Tsakiris, launches new poetry book, "Wild Divinity" on 13 December 2018. Click here for more.   

-   Co-Founder and Executive Director, Taryn Lock writes LIASA-in-Touch magazine article "SALI Trust gets children in Mitchells Plain reading   to rise" on 30 November 2018. Click here for more.

 

-   Co-Founder and Executive Director, Taryn Lock, photographed in Cape Argus article "Mentorship programme connects young leaders" on   28 November 2018. Click here and here to read.

 

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams' article 'Picture books are five books in one' featured by Nalibali.Org on 26 November 2018. Click   here to read.

 

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed on CapeTalk Radio by Linzi Bourhill. 24 November 2018. Click here to listen.

 

-   Co-Founder and Executive Director, Taryn Lock, featured in SAPeople.com article "Passionate SA reader selected to attend Obama Summit   in Chicago" on 17 November 2018. Click here to read.

 

-   'Laugh to raise funds for literacy project' article in 'People's Post' newspaper. 13 November 2018. Click here to read.

-   'Comedy Evening Fundraiser' featured on Wayne McKay's 2oceansvibe Radio interview by Mariana Minx. 13 November 2018. Click here to   read.

-   Oaky books spotted in SABC3's Expresso Show insert  'Mandela Monday Hero - Gadija Sydow Noordien' on 29 October 2018. Click here and   here to watch. 

-   Co-Founder and Executive Director, Taryn Lock, featured by Beautiful News SA on 22 October 2018. Click here and here to watch.

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, appointed by UCT Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership on 12 October 2018. Click here   to read.

 

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, spoke at The Library & Information Association of SA (LIASA) Conference. 10 October 2018. Click   here to watch.

-   'Eastgate supports learners to read' article on page 5 of the 'Bedfordview & Edenvale News' newspaper. 10 October 2018. Click here to read.   

-   'Eastgate teams up with Read to Rise' article on page 3 of the 'Joburg East Express' newspaper. 9 October 2018. Click here to read.    

-   Mentioned in David Kapp's FB post. 6 October 2018. Click here to read.   

-   'Read to Rise promotes literacy at Eastgate' online articles on JoburgEastExpress.co.za on 5 October 2018 (Click here to read) and   BedfordviewEdenvaleNews.co.za on 7 October 2018 (Click here to read).

-   'Oaky Show - Sandton City & Eastgate Shopping Centres' mentioned in Taryn Louch's FB post. 2 October 2018. Click here to read.    

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed on Talk Radio 702 by Azania Mosaka. 28 September 2018. Click here to listen.

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed on eTV's Morning Show by Jason Goliath. 28 September 2018. Click here to watch.     

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, featured in Plainsman news article "Author helps boost youth literacy" on 26 September 2018. Click here to read. 

-   "Liberty Two Degrees partners with Read to Rise to inspire reading among the youth" article on BooksLive.co.za on 19 September 2018.   Click here to read.

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed on Kaya FM's The B-Side by Bridget Masinga. 17 September 2018. Click here to listen.    

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, mentioned in Fin24.com news article "Bain pledges controversial R164m from SARS to serve   SA" on 9 September 2018. Click here to read.   

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, featured in eNCA video tweet on 31 August 2018. Click here to watch.

-   Co-Founder and Executive Director, Taryn Lock, interviewed by SABC 3's Expresso Breakfast Show on 29 August 2018. Click here to watch.   

-   "Winning the literary race" People's Post article on News24.com on 21 August 2018. Click here to read.   

-   Co-Founder and Executive Director, Taryn Lock, featured in Obama Foundation video on 16 July 2018. Click here to watch.   

-   Recognised by Nal'ibali #BeTheLegacy for #Activism on 15 July 2018. Click here to read.  

 

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, recognised by Nal'ibali #BeTheLegacy for #Activism on 10 July 2018. Click here to read.  

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed on SAFM's The Talking Point by Bongi Gwala. 19 June 2018. Click here to listen.    

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams' article "We condone an education system that guarentees future inequality" in the 'Sunday   Times' newspaper on 17 June 2018. Click here to read.   

-   "New milestone for the Oaky series" article in the Plainsman (MP) newspaper article on 23 May 2018. Click here to read.   

-   "Oaky empowers 100k to read" online article on News24.com on 23 May 2018. Click here to read.  

-   "Oaky empowers 100k to read" article in the People' Post newspaper on 22 May 2018. Click here to read. 

-   "Reader of the Pack" article in the Daily Voice newspaper on 18 May 2018. Click here to read.  

-   Video of visit to Makhoarane Primary School (Soweto) by Virtuosity SA posted on IG on 9 May 2018. Click here to watch.

-   Video of visit to Liesbeeck Primary School (MP) by Taylor and Francis Africa posted on FB on 4 May 2018. Click here to watch.  

-   Co-Founder and Executive Director, Taryn Lock, selected on 2 May 2018, as one of 200 "Obama Foundation African Leaders" (out of 100,000   applicants) of 2018. Click here to read.

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, "It is important for children to see themselves in books" article on Nali'bali news blog on 23 April   2018 (World Book Day). Click here to read.

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, mentioned in DFA (Kimberley) newspaper article "SPU to host award winning poet" on 19 April   2018. Click here to read.   

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, mentioned in People's Post (MP) newspaper article "Club to promote reading culture" on 17 April   2018. Click here to read.   

-   "Read to Rise" online article on Plainsman.co.za on 11 April 2018. Click here to read.  

-   "SALI Trust gets children in Mitchells Plain reading to rise" online article on MyNewsroom.co.za on 3 April 2018. Click here to read.

-   Visual storytelling content created using Spark Adobe on 15 March 2018. Click here for more.  

-   "Books for young schoolkids will broaden their world" People's Post article on News24.com on 9 March 2018. Click here to read.

   

-   Featured in IOL's "#We Care Wednesdays" article on 24 January 2018. Click here to read.

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed on Kaya FM by Jenny Chrys-Williams. 20 January 2018. Click here to listen.

2017

-   "Town Centre Library (MP) honours literacy activists" FB post by Town Centre Library (MP). 30 December 2017. Click here to read.  

-   "The Adventures of Oaky audio podcasts" available for free, in partnership with Lead SA. 19 December 2017. Click here to listen.  

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed on Cape Talk by Africa Melane. 16 December 2017. Click here to listen.   

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed on Cape Talk by Linzi Bourhill. 14 December 2017. Click here to listen.   

-   "The Adventures of Oaky audio podcasts" launched in partnership with Lead SA. 13 December 2017. Click here to read.

-   "Town Centre Library (MP) honours literacy activists" article on People's Post. 21 November 2017. Click here to read.   

-   "'Oaky' Inter-School Stage Play Competition (CT)" article on Plainsman.co.za. 17 November 2017. Click here to read.

-   "'Oaky' Inter-School Stage Play Competition (CT)" article on BizCommunity.com. 15 November 2017. Click here to read.

-   FB photos from the final of "'Oaky' Inter-School Stage Play Competition (CT)" posted by Liberty Promenade Shopping Centre. 15 November          2017. Click here for more.  

-   "'Oaky' Inter-School Stage Play Competition (CT)" article on News24.com. 14 November 2017. Click here to read.  

-   "'Oaky' Inter-School Stage Play Competition (CT)" article in The Plainsman. 14 November 2017. Click here to read.

-   Final of "'Oaky' Inter-School Stage Play Competition (CT)" mentioned in MitchellsPlainOnline.com's FB post. 13 November 2017. Click here          to read.   

-   Final of "'Oaky' Inter-School Stage Play Competition (CT)" mentioned in Liberty Promenade Shopping Centre's FB post. 11 November                  2017. Click here for more.    

-   First round of "'Oaky' Inter-School Stage Play Competition (CT)" article in The Plainsman. 10 November 2017. Click here for more.

-   "'Oaky' Inter-School Stage Play Competition (CT)" mentioned in Southern Cross Conference's FB post. 7 November 2017. Click here for more.

-   "'Oaky' Inter-School Stage Play Competition (CT)" article in MyPR. 27 October 2017. Click here for more.

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, "SA poet barred from UK" article in TimesLive. 28 September 2017. Click here to read.     

-   "READ to RISE inspires girl to write & illustrate her own story" article in The Plainsman. 21 September 2017. Click here for more.   

-   "READ to RISE's 4th Birthday Dinner (CT) on World Literacy Day" article in The Plainsman. 19 September 2017. Click here to read.   

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, "A special poetry workshop with Athol Williams" article in Kruger2Canyon. 15 September   2017. Read it here.  

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed on eNCA by Leigh-Anne Jansen. 12 September 2017. Click here to watch.   

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed by Africa Oxford Initiative. 9 September 2017. Click here to watch.  

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, "Writer seeks to push boundaries for justice" article in The Star. 8 September 2017. Click here to   read.

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, discussed memoirs at Open Book Festival 2017. 8 September 2017. Click here for more.   

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed on Power FM 98.7 by Iman Rapetti. 6 September 2017. Click here to listen.   

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed on Talk Radio 702 by Bongani Binngwa. 6 September 2017. Click here to listen.   

-   Co-Founder andChairman, Athol Williams, "A Feast of Inspiration" at McGregor Poetry Festival 2017. 25-27 August 2017. Click here for   more.   

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed by SABC News at Lowveld Book Festival 2017. 21 August 2017. Click here to watch.   

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, during Lowveld Book Festival 2017 outreach programme at local schools. 18-20 August 2017.   Click here to read.

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, writes "Mzansi's 100 of 2017: Trailblazer" for Wayde van Niekerk in FYI. 16 August 2017.   Click here to read.

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, "Mzansi’s Top 100: A Word From a Trailblazer" writes for FYI. 15 August 2017. Click here to read.   

-   Programme Manager (MP), Roscoe Williams, interviewed on EKSE on Cape Town TV. 24 July 2017. Click here for more.   

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed on Cape Talk by Linzi Bourhill. 18 July 2017. Click here to listen.     

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, "SA poet receives Master's degrees from fifth top university" article in the Cape Times. 17 July   2017. Click here to read.   

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed on Cape Talk by Kieno Kammies. 17 July 2017. Click here to listen.   

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, "SA poet from Mitchells Plain awarded Oxford University distinction, fulfilling 20-year   dream" article on SAPeople.com. 13 July 2017. Click here to read.

-   Co-Founders and Directors, Athol Williams and Taryn Lock, appear on "Kaap, Kerrie en Koesisters" on VIA TV. 30 June 2017. Click here for       more. 

-   Westville pupils smile for new book gifts. 1 March 2017. Click here to read.

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed on Radio 2000 as "Extraordinary South African". 23 February 2017. Click here to   listen.   

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed on KFM, as "Cape Town Academic Legend". 8 February 2017. Click here to listen.  

-   NPO Spotlight: Read to Rise. 3 February 2017. Click here to read.

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed on Cape Talk, selected as "Lead SA Hero" for January 2017. 30 January 2017. Click   here to listen.  

-   Co-Founder and Chairman, Athol Williams, interviewed by Guillotine.Blog (UNISA). 20 January 2017. Clock here to read,

2016-2013

-   Local brothers get children excited about reading. 29 November 2016. Click here to read.

 

-   Read to Rise... an organisation that uplifts kids by teaching them to read. 3 April 2016. Click here to read.

 

-   The Legacy Project - Athol Williams. Click here to read.

 

-   NGO rises to the occasion at Westridge - Plainsman Newspaper September 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-   Executive Director Athol Williams on SABC2 on his Sol Plaatje European Union Award. Click here to watch video.

 

-   Programme Manager Steve Tsakiris interviewed by Voice of America 29 October 2015. Click here to read.

 

-   Programme Director Taryn Lock interviewed by The Teacher (M&G) 1 September 2015. Click here to read.

 

-   Programme Manager Roscoe Williams named LeadSA's Hero for September 2015. Click here to read.

 

-   Executive Director, Athol Williams, "Author used skills to uplift others" Cape Argus 10 September 2015. Click here to read.

 

-   Executive Director, Athol Williams, speaks at Church of the Good Shepherd 30 August 2015. Click here to listen.

 

-   Co-Founders Promoting Youth Literacy - The Muse August 2015. Click here to read.

 

-   Executive Director, Athol Williams, on Classic FM on 24 June 2015. Click here to listen.

 

-   Programme Director, Taryn Lock, and Programme Manager (Mitchells Plain), Roscoe Williams, on Goodhope FM on 17 June

    2015 on Guy McDonald's show.

 

-   Programme Manager for JHB Steve Tsakiris interview on 22 April 2015 on 93.8 Mix FM. Click here                to listen.

 

-   Programme Manager for JHB Steve Tsakiris interview on 24 March 2015 on 93.8 Mix FM. Click here                to listen.

 

-   Deputy President Youth Engagement in Khayelitsha -  reading OAKY AND THE SUN book  (Business Day 24 February 2015).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-   READ to RISE: Volunteers rise to the occasion for literacy (22 January 2015 - Tatler Newspaper).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-   Reading to Rise: Taryn Lock (Nali'bali 28 October 2014). Click here to read more.

 

-   READ to RISE Getting lost in pages of a book (People's Post 7 October 2014). Click here to read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-   READ to RISE Giving the gift of reading (Citysearch 7 September 2014). Click here to read.

 

-   READ to RISE featured in The Plainsman 27 August 2014. Click here to view the video of the children at Cascade Primary School signing the

    READ to RISE song!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-   READ to RISE featured in the People's Post 24 August 2014. Click here to view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-   READ to RISE Co-Founder and Programme Director named one of M&G's Top 200 Young South Africans ...Read 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-   READ to RISE ... partnering with the Department of Basic Education July 2014. Click here to view...

 

-   OAKY AND THE SUN featured in July edition of Bookchat ...Read

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-   READ to RISE Chairman, Athol Williams, was interviewed by Busi Mtabane on 12 November 2013 on Bush Radio 89.5FM. To listen,

    click here to download ...

 

-   READ to RISE was featured in the Plainsman Newspaper on 6 November 2013.  Read part 1...

     Read part 2...

READ to RISE Co-Founder and Programme Director, Taryn Lock, interviewed on SABC2 youth show Hectic Nine 9, 24 November 2014