Our Sponsors

As the continent’s leading financial services organisation by assets, our purpose is to drive Africa’s growth. For over 160 years, we have been dedicated to supporting individuals, businesses, and communities to enrich their lives, for generations to come. We believe that everyone has the right to a good education and that literature and writers play a vital role in enhancing our nation’s prosperity and culture. Through our sponsorship of Books on the Bay, Simon’s Town marquee Literary Festival, we are proud to support local schools and libraries while honouring a number of our nation’s most renowned authors and writers.

The STCA represents ratepayers and residents of the greater Simon’s Town area, providing a specific focus on local issues. Our goal is to improve and maintain the visual beauty of the area and we strive to ensure that infrastructure and facilities are kept in good order. We envision Simon’s Town and surroundings affording all its citizens the perfect balance of live, work, and play. In order to achieve our objectives, we continuously engage the various stakeholders in our area, including the Cape Town City Council, the South African Navy, the South African Parks Board, the Public Rail Agency of South Africa, and local businesses.

SIMONSTOWN.COM aims to provide a one-stop, comprehensive, up-to-date info platform for visitors to the greater Simon’s Town area via an efficient, highly optimised website that showcases all sectors of local business as well as covering places of interest, events, news and more. SIMONSTOWN.COM is a not-for-profit website funded entirely by its subscribers and is run by a team of resident volunteers who are passionate about our town

Situated among the majestic mountains and fertile valleys in the Stellenbosch Winelands, approximately 40km east of Cape Town. Mooiplaas is a historic and traditional working wine farm. The vineyards lie on steep slopes of ancient mineral-rich soils in the Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch, overlooking Cape Town. Here Tielman and Louis Roos produce a range of environmentally friendly wines rooted in tradition and artisan techniques that make the most of the unique terroir.

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is a national university, alert to its African and international context as it strives to be a place of quality, and a place to grow, from hope to action through knowledge. UWC is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society in transition. Drawing on its proud experience in the liberation struggle, the University is aware of having a distinctive academic role in helping build an equitable and dynamic society.

Books on the Bay is gearing up for an encore in 2024. Save the dates: 22-24 March 2024.