Jozi’s Books and Blogs Festival 2019 Tween Programme
Programme 2019

  • Please note: The programme is subject to change without prior notice.
  • General Admission Ticket: R10
  • There will be stalls selling educational books, educational toys and children’s books in the school hall. 
  • Parking will be available in the neighbouring school grounds.

Clockwork Books will have a pop-up-stall where readers will be able to buy copies of the participating authors’ books, as well as have their books signed. Credit card facilities are available.

10h00 – 10h30


Patidar Theatre

Keynote Speaker: Dr Elinor Sisulu

MC: SBSM Independent School Principal Mr Jateen Nana

This year we will award Author Fred Khumalo for his vast contribution to literature in South Africa and beyond.

11h00 – 12h00 TWEEN Session 1


The grade three learners from Aloe Ridge Primary School will be conversation with Author Dharmisha Cvetkovic (Geza and the Bee). Ranger Ashraf Sayed will educate the learners about the bee and rhino.

MC: Shahista Thoken (Silver Lining Workshop Facilitation)


Aloe Ridge Primary School Grade 3 Learners: Isa Thokan, Lukhanyo Macozoma, Mosa Leeu, Jaylin Sinclair, Boteng Mokoena, Thando Shabangu, Nokuthula Ncube, Gianna Harns, Anzelle Mienie, Paballo Ratau

TWEEN Session 2


The grade six learners Aleeya Bhamjee, Jayida Peer and Saffanah Makda from (Lenasia Muslim School) and Maliha Docrat (Park Primary School) will be conversation with Author Shafinaaz Hassim (Nisa Qamar and the Rainbow Healer’s Society).

MC: Naseema Moolla (Tasmiyah Tell Tale)

LMS Educator: Asiya Suliman

12h30 – 13h30 TWEEN Session 1


Stem session with Director Abdul Razak Esakjee (Pr.Eng.), Director Safiyya Dawood-Esakjee (CA) (SA), Garth Malan, Bhavik Jivan, Hitesh Jivan and Riyaadh Mayet.

uTyala STEM 1 hour growth spurt

The one-hour session will comprise of 3 x 20 minute sessions aimed towards 8 – 12 year olds. Participants will be divided into 3 groups. Each group will be rotated from one session to the next after 20 minutes has lapsed. The participants will be exposed to Sensory electronics, robotics/coding and 3D printing during the “growth spurt”.

MC: Safiyya Dawood-Esakjee 

14h00 – 15h00 TWEEN Session 1


Flash Fiction for Kids

Tweens join Author Jann Weeratunga (Polly Paralympics) for an interactive writing workshop based on 99 words.

MC: Priya Pitamber