Chair of IBBY South Africa, Genevieve Hart, reports back on the IBBY International conference in New Zealand.
Welcome to our third newsletter of 2016. It is mostly taken up with my
report on the wonderful 2016 IBBY Congress in Auckland. Given the sad position
of our South African rand, I was grateful for the gift from the IBBY office in Basel
of my registration fee and $1000 towards my living costs. Important news
from the General Assembly is that our nominee Carole Bloch, director of PRAESA
which won the ALMA award last year, was voted on to the IBBY executive. With
Akoss Ofori-mensah’s term coming to an end, Carole is the only executive
member from Africa.