NB Editors share their publishing plans

Posted on: April 1, 2017

NB Editors share their publishing plans Michelle Cooper Head of the Children’s Section and of the Tafelberg imprint, Simone Hough (H&R) and Thea Korff (Best Books) gave us an interesting and informative overview of the publications they have lined up

8 March: First Open Studio 2017

Posted on: April 1, 2017

Thanks to Paddy Bouma, our first Open Studio for the year was a visit Alex Latimer’s studio in Glencairn.

Shannon, Alex’s wife managed the many stragglers with aplomb, guiding us down and then up stairs. Alex’s desk in his studio

SCBWI SA: Nominating body for the Astrid Lindgren Award

Posted on: January 24, 2017

As one of the nominating bodies for the Astrid Lindgren Award, SCBWI SA selects makes four nominations each year. Two in South Africa and two in the rest of the world.

South Africa

Niki Daly

Rest of the world

Happy 2017 to SCBWI!

Posted on: January 24, 2017

2017 ChickenBest wishes to you all for a happy, productive and fulfilling year. May many exciting and challenging opportunities come your way!

Elaine Ridge and Marjorie van Heerden …

Congratulations to our members!

Posted on: January 15, 2017

LYLE-CROCODILE-ENG-COV-MediumCongratulations to illustrator Joan Rankin on the publication of LYLE THE CROCODILE by Dianne Stewart (Jacana 2016)

Available in Afrikaans, isiXhosa and isiZulu.

Congratulations to these members who made the Bookchat List of Highly Commended books published in 2016



Posted on: November 26, 2016

We celebrate the achievements of our members:…

SCBWI Writers’ Retreat Presented by Alan Durant (Award-winning British Author)

Posted on: October 20, 2016

The Retreat was greatly enjoyed by all participants.  It was a wonderful combination of good food, a range of interesting participants, a delightful venue and Alan Durant, who proved once

SCBWI Workshop for Writers Presented by Helen Brain (I October at SASNEV)

Posted on: October 20, 2016

Helen Brain"Let your protagonist struggle and fail many times against her opponent. Raise the stakes by giving her a cause worth fighting for. Then, when she eventually overcomes the odds, it will make the triumph worthwhile."  (Helen Brain)

Helen Brain’s workshop …

Reflection by ARA Jenny Hatton on Jozi Book Fair

Posted on: October 15, 2016

The Jozi Book …

An Opportunity for Professional Development for Illustrators

Posted on: September 14, 2016

Marjorie van Heerden

SCBWI SA is committed to offering opportunities for professional development to our members, both illustrators and writers. An example of this is the recent two-day SCBWI SA workshop on how to draw children, starting with the newborn baby up to