“A nation that reads is a nation that grows”, said Tony Simanga (50) a founder of Book club in Mamelodi Township near Tshwane. An avid reader with a burning desire to take readership back to the people of Mams.
His utterance was fuelled by his discovery in the importance and thrilling world of reading. Having identified a need for reading among youth aimed at keeping them away from vulnerable temptation of drug abuse and crime. He did not give up!
Simanga says reading brings knowledge that will make people take informed decisions. To encourage readership and create a platform that expose residents to various type of reading material Simanga challenge Mamelodi Intellectual academics to come together and make his initiative a success.