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South Africa

General Info and Contact

The National Coordinator for South Africa is Marj Brown (email m.brown[at]

Typically there are several regional heats followed by a national final. Heats typically take place in February (see the Schedule of Heats and Finals for full details).

Report on 2017 KLQ in South Africa

The National Co-ordinator has written a report (with photos) about the 2017 South Africa heats and final.

Latest Winners

The winners of the 2019 National Final are St John’s College.

St John's College, winners of the 2019 South Africa KLQ National Final

St John's College, winners of the 2019 South Africa KLQ National Final

Forthcoming Heats/Finals

There are 8 forthcoming South Africa heat(s)/final(s).

Coming up next: Johannesburg Heat, Monday 10th February 2020.

For details of other heats/finals, please choose from the dropdown list below, or go to the Schedule of Heats and Finals page to view a complete list of forthcoming quizzes.

  • Johannesburg Heat St John's College, Johannesburg, Monday 10th February 2020, 14:30 – 17:30
  • Pretoria Heat Springvale Primary, Pretoria, Tuesday 11th February 2020, 14:30 – 17:30
  • Cape Town Heat Grove School, Cape Town, Thursday 13th February 2020, 14:20 – 17:30
  • Knysna Heat Oakhill School, Uitsig Street, Heuwelkruin, Knysna, Monday 17th February 2020, 14:30 – 17:30
  • Port Elizabeth Heat St George's Preparatory School, 8 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth, 6001, Wednesday 19th February 2020, 14:30 – 17:30
  • Durban Heat Durban Girls' College, 586 Musgrave Road, Durban, 4001, Tuesday 25th February 2020, 13:30 – 16:30
  • Pietermaritzburg Heat Athlone School, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, Wednesday 26th February 2020, 13:00 – 16:00
  • National Final Roedean School, Princess of Wales Terrace, Houghton, Johannesburg 2193, Saturday 29th February 2020, 13:00 – 15:00

Champions' Roster

  • 2019: St John’s College
  • 2018: Manor Gardens
  • 2017: St John's College
  • 2016: St John's College
  • 2015: Manor Gardens
  • 2014: St Johns
  • 2013: Roedean School
  • 2012: Roedean School, Johannesburg
  • 2011: Manor Gardens, Durban
  • 2010: The Ridge
  • 2009: Grove Primary
  • 2008: Springvale
  • 2007: Springfield Convent
  • 2006: Grove School
  • 2005: Springfield Convent
  • 2004: De La Salle College

Sponsors and Supporters

The Kids' Lit Quiz in South Africa is sponsored by Times Media.

South Africa scoops the 2013 Olympics of reading

A video feature on the South Africa team winning the 2013 World Final

Manor Gardens, winners of the 2015 South Africa National Final, at the World Final