South Africa has 11 official languages - Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho (SeSotho or Southern Sotho), Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu.
99% of South Africans speak one of these as their home language. Most South Africans speak more than one language - most at least two, and many speak a whole lot more. Although there are almost 100 stories in English on the site, we are trying to add as many stories as possible in the other official South African languages, but also stories in any other languages from around the world. At present there are also a few stories in: - Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Siswati, SeSotho, Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish... wouldn't you like to add a story in your language?

MP3 Aids for Blind - South African Languages

Storybooks for children read by children...



SOUTH

AFRICAN

LANGUAGES

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Afrikaans

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Afrikaans

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"Ou Grootoor" - deur Sarie Combrink

  • Gelees deur Graad 10 (Arianna Carini, Thayuri Pillay, Dennelle Vandayar en Luc Haasbroek), Eden College, Durban, Suid Afrika

Die verhaal van 'n seuntjie wat probleme met sy bakore ondervind en hoe hy dit oorkom...

Uitgewer: ...
ISBN:...





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"Die Baashond van Bloemstraat" - deur Rita Kay
  • Gelees deur Lorna B, Kaapstad, Suid Afrika

Die storie van...

Uitgewer: Stomstories







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"Wolf Leer Vlieg" - deur Pieter W. Grobbelaar (VERSION 1)
  • Gelees deur Carl-Phillip Lehman, Kaapstad, Suid-Afrika

Die storie van...

Uitgewer: Human & Rousseau







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"Wolf Leer Vlieg" - deur Pieter W. Grobbelaar (VERSION 2)
  • Gelees deurNicholas Janisch, Kaapstad, Suid-Afrika

Die storie van...

Uitgewer: Human & Rousseau







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"Kom in die Lente Weer" - deur Richard Kennedy
  • Gelees deur Leonel, Kaapstad, Suid Afrika

Die storie van...

Uitgewer: ... Books







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"Jakkals vertrou sy eie vrede nie" - deur Pieter W. Grobbelaar

  • Gelees deur Jean Pienaar, Kaapstad, Suid-Afrika

Die storie van...

Uitgewer: Human & Rousseau




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"Jesus Maak die Storm Stil" - deur Author
  • Gelees deur Tristan, Kaapstad, Suid Afrika

Die storie van...

Uitgewer: ... Books







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"'n Trappie Hoër" - onbekende skrywer

  • Gelees deur Luke Baker, Kaapstad, Suid-Afrika

Die storie van...

Uitgewer: ... Books







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"Antjie en die krimpvarkies" - deur John Coldwell
  • Gelees deur Ilze, Kaapstad, Suid Afrika

Die storie van...

Uitgewer: Stomstories







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"Die Rooi Hennetjie" - deur John Coldwell

  • Gelees deur Ilze, Kaapstad, Suid Afrika

Hierdie storie is ’n wonderlike inleiding tot die gunsteling en tydlose verhaal van "Die rooi hennetjie", met oulike prente en teks wat rym on jong kinders se aandag te hou. Ideaal op hardop te lees en met jou kleinding te deel.

Uitgewer: Ladybird Afrikaans

ISBN: 9780143529972







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" 'n Los werkie vir Dirkie en Dolfie" - deur Nick Warburton

  • Gelees deur Ilze,Kaapstad, Suid Afrika

Die storie van...

Uitgewer: Stomstories







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"Die Wiking-avontuur" - deur Roderick Hunt

  • Gelees deur Ilze, Kaapstad, Suid Afrika

Die storie van...

Uitgewer: Stomstories






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"Die Huisie met die Goue Vensters" - deur Pieter W. Grobbelaar

  • Gelees deur Cade Cannon, Kaapstad, Suid-Afrika

Die storie van...

Uitgewer: Human & Rousseau







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"Ollie" - deur John Coldwell

  • Gelees deur Lorna B, Cape Town, South Africa

Die storie van a klein olifant...

Uitgewer: Ladybird Afrikaans
ISBN: ...







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"Die Mooiste Afrikaanse Sprokies" - Samestellers: Pieter W. Grobbelaar en Sean Verster


- "Die Diere Kies 'n Koning"


  • Gelees deur Wessel Theron, Kaapstad, Suid Afrika

Die diere kies 'n Koning

Uitgewer: Human & Rousseau
ISBN: ...







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"Die Mooiste Afrikaanse Sprokies" - Samestellers: Pieter W. Grobbelaar en Sean Verster


- "Racheltjie de Beer"


  • Gelees deur Wessel Theron,Kaapstad, Suid Afrika

Die storie van Racheltjie de Beer

Uitgewer: Human & Rousseau
ISBN: ...







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"Jakkals en Kraai" - deur onbekende skrywer

  • Gelees deur Theuns Kuhn, Kaapstad, Suid Afrika

Die storie van...

Uitgewer: ... Books
ISBN: ...







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"Afrikaans story" - deur onbekende skrywer

  • Gelees deur Shavaan Padayachee, Durban, Suid Afrika

Die storie van...

Uitgewer: ... Books
ISBN: ...





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"Die Dwergies se Grot" - verhaal deur Roderick Hunt en illustrasies deur Alex Brychta. Verwerking deur Antoinette Stimie

  • Gelees deur Aishwarya Ojageer en Saranya Govender, Durban, Suid Afrika

Once upon a time there were a few children who stumbled upon a cave. When they entered the cave, they could hear sounds, "whoooo whoooo" came the sound, "whoooo whoooo"... Will the children see the dwarves? Will the dwarves be happy to see the children?

Uitgewer: Oxford University Press, Southern Africa
ISBN: 019 571 0584
Jaar van uitgawe: 1995





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"Die Groot Krokodil" - deur onbekende skrywer

  • Gelees deur Kialan Pillay, Durban, Suid Afrika

The big crocodile is always accidentally messing things up to the irritation of the other animals. Can Crocodile use his clumsiness to save the animals and make friends?

Uitgewer: ... Books
ISBN: ...







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"Die Voeltjie" - deur onbekende skrywer

  • Gelees deur Deenand Naidu, Durban, Suid Afrika

Die storie van die klein voeltjie.

Uitgewer: ... Books
ISBN: ...







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"Dis Wonderlik Wanneer Jy Glimlag" - deur Sam McBratney en Charles Fuge

  • Gelees deur Joshua Aronoff en Ethan Pillay, Durban, Suid Afrika

This is a wonderful story of a kangaroo and his mother. The baby kangaroo wishes to enjoy life by having adventures, some of which are dangerous.

Uitgewer: Penguin Books LTD, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-7993-3708-2













isiXhosa

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"Ibhola ebomvu" - by Sindiwe Magona & Gcina Mhlope
  • Read by Patience, Cape Town, South Africa

This story is about ....

Publisher: Oxford







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"Inenekazi lodumo" - by Sindiwe Magona & Gcina Mhlope
  • Read by Patience B, Cape Town, South Africa

This story is about ....

Publisher: Oxford







isiZulu

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"Ukwenza uthisha amomotheke" - by Anne Walton & Andy Stuart
  • Read by Megan Jugthaw, Eden College, Durban South Africa

This story is about a teacher whose pupils do wonderful things for her.

Publisher: Maskew Miller Longman, 1996
ISBN: 0 - 636 - 02198 - x





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"Ngineskeyithibhodi" - by Trish de Villiers & Annette Busse

  • Read by Yajna Mahabeer, Eden College, Durban South Africa

This story is about a girl who enjoys skateboarding and learns a tough lesson about safety on the road.

Publisher: Maskew Miller Longman, 1996
ISBN: 0 - 636 - 02168 - 8





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"Jasper - Asisize ekhaya" - by Trish de Villiers & Annette Busse

  • Read by Saranya Govender & Shania Paul, Eden College, Durban South Africa

Jasper and Bibi stay at home and complete many household chores to the delight of their parents who
then offer them a special treat.

Publisher: Izinto nezenzo







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"Angiyitholi" - by Trish de Villiers & Annette Busse

  • Read by Saranya Govender & Shania Paul, Eden College, Durban South Africa

Once upon a tıme there lıved a young boy named Vuyo. While getting ready for school one morning he couldn't fınd any of his things. He could not even fınd hıs lıttle dog named Sweetie. Wıll Vuyo fınd hıs dog?


Publisher: Izinto nezenzo
ISBN - 0-7986-6298-0







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"uMaria" - Idwetshwe nguCarole Howes noYvonne Muller

  • Read by Areena Mtswege, Mpumalanga, South Africa

The story of...


Publisher: Maskew Miller Longman, 1996
ISBN - 0-636 02172 6





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"Udadewethu omncane" - Idwetshwe nguLouise Trevor noBelinda Burchell

  • Read by Aggen Mhlanga, Mpumalanga, South Africa

The story of...


Publisher: Maskew Miller Longman, 1996

ISBN - 0-636 02180 7





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"Isikhathi sokudla" - Idwetshwe nguTrish de Villiers noBelinda Burchell

  • Read by Areena Mtswege, Mpumalanga, South Africa

The story of...


Publisher: Maskew Miller Longman, 1995

ISBN - 0-636 02196 3





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"Ngiyawathanda amachips" - Idwetshwe nguInge Semple noAnnette Busse

  • Read by Aggen Mhlanga, Mpumalanga, South Africa

The story of...


Publisher: Maskew Miller Longman, 1995

ISBN - 0-636 02162 9





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"White River Garden Pavilion Choir" - sings a trditional isiZulu hymn

  • Names of choristers will be uploaded in a few days, Mpumalanga, South Africa

A number of people from within this group in the picture on the left read for this website in Siswati. However, sadly, the rest of the group is unable to read, but really wanted to do their bit to help the blind children and so offered to sing an old favourite of theirs, an isiZulu hymn. In doing so, they included all of their workmates in the exercise!


Publisher: Traditional isiZulu hymn





Siswati (Swazi)

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"Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso" - Traditional

  • Read by Areena Mtswege, Mpumalanga, South Africa

A Siswati blessing.


Publisher: Traditional

Language: Siswati





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"Sipho Lomncane Lojabulile" - written by Val Morris and translated by Annah Mabuza

  • Read by Prudence Ngwenya, White River, South Africa

This story is about ....

Publisher: Gogo's Books, Books in Homes, www.booksinhomes.weebly.com, 057 925 NPO

Books in Homes is supported by White River Rotary Club.

Should you wish to donate time or funding to this excellent literacy project, Mrs Val Morris can be contacted at:
Tel: +27 (0) 31 751 1298 / Mobile: +27 (0)82 466 3363
email: valmor@telkomsa.net




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"Sizwe Magangane" - written by Val Morris and translated by Annah Mabuza

  • Read by Micah Sindane, White River, South Africa

This story is about ....

Publisher: Gogo's Books, Books in Homes, www.booksinhomes.weebly.com, 057 925 NPO


Books in Homes is supported by White River Rotary Club.


Should you wish to donate time or funding to this excellent literacy project, Mrs Val Morris can be contacted at:

Tel: +27 (0) 31 751 1298 / Mobile: +27 (0)82 466 3363

email: valmor@telkomsa.net




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"uSizwe Isilima" - written by Val Morris and translated by Annah Mabuza

  • Read by Prudence Mbuli, White River, South Africa

This story is about ....

Publisher: Gogo's Books, Books in Homes, www.booksinhomes.weebly.com, 057 925 NPO


Books in Homes is supported by White River Rotary Club.


Should you wish to donate time or funding to this excellent literacy project, Mrs Val Morris can be contacted at:

Tel: +27 (0) 31 751 1298 / Mobile: +27 (0)82 466 3363

email: valmor@telkomsa.net




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"Sikhukhukati nemant jwele lasihlanu" - written by Val Morris and translated by Annah Mabuza

  • Read by Micah Sindane, White River, South Africa

This story is about ....

Publisher: Gogo's Books, Books in Homes, www.booksinhomes.weebly.com, 057 925 NPO


Books in Homes is supported by White River Rotary Club.



Should you wish to donate time or funding to this excellent literacy project, Mrs Val Morris can be contacted at:

Tel: +27 (0) 31 751 1298 / Mobile: +27 (0)82 466 3363

email: valmor@telkomsa.net




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"Tingulutjana Letintsatfu" - written by Val Morris and translated by Annah Mabuza

  • Read by Micah Sindane, White River, South Africa

This story is about ....

Publisher: Gogo's Books, Books in Homes, www.booksinhomes.weebly.com, 057 925 NPO


Books in Homes is supported by White River Rotary Club.


Should you wish to donate time or funding to this excellent literacy project, Mrs Val Morris can be contacted at:

Tel: +27 (0) 31 751 1298 / Mobile: +27 (0)82 466 3363

email: valmor@telkomsa.net







SeSotho

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"Tau e Lapileng le Esele" - Traditional
- (The Hungry Lion and the Donkey)

  • Read by Micah Singane, Mpumalanga, South Africa

The story of the hungry lion and the donkey.


Publisher: Traditional

Language: SeSotho