Journey to Jo’burg

In Literacy, 5GF are beginning to read Journey to Jo’burg by Beverley Naidoo. The book follows the story of two siblings who make their way across South Africa to find their mother during apartheid.

Speak to your family and friends about this period in history, how do you think people felt during this time living in South Africa? How would they feel when Nelson Mandela was freed from prison after 27 years? How about when he was voted President in 1994?

The outcome of our topic will be to write a diary as if we were one of the characters, so discussing the character’s possible thoughts and feelings will help you very much.


Get to know the book with this photostory:

Find out more about Nelson Mandela here:



  1. Erik says:

    I quite like this, though it’s hard work to remember some of the context of the novel 😀

  2. hadeea says:

    it was hard to find notes but i loved it

  3. Micha says:

    In 5JF we are learning about Jo burg it is really exiting and kind of sad

  4. hadeea says:

    nelso mandelaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  5. Sabina says:

    We did this in mr frost group but we have to work about 2 week on this book
    Or 3 !

  6. Maia says:

    I love it because I am from South Africa. ?.

  7. Tuana says:

    Nelson Mandela did the right thing, every one must be treated equally.

  8. abu says:

    i like the book and i posted this comment about a week ago lol

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