LIBRARIES AS A TOOL FOR EDUCATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE. Exploring the situation of school libraries in post-apartheid South Africa
The role of school libraries in enhancing education and promoting reading, different kinds of literacies and democracy can be essential in the development of a new society. In 1994, South Africa held its first democratic election ever. In 1997, in line with the newly adopted constitution, a national policy for school libraries was proposed. This article explores the situation of school libraries in the country based on research developed in two schools in Gauteng and Western Cape.