|Administrative History||The South African Book Development Education Trust (SABDET) was launched in London, in March 1993, during a symposium on the theme of the 1993 Zimbabwe International Book Fair 'Reading is Development'. Its founding trustees were Professor Terence Ranger (chair), Adotey Bing, Nda Dlodlo, Alastair Niven, and Hans Zell. SABDET was first known as the Southern African Book Fair Trust (SABFT), but changed its name in November 1993 to reflect its broad concern with African publishing and its educational objectives. Its objective was to 'advance education for the public benefit concerning indigenous publishing in Africa as a means of communication and literacy.'|
The Trust was formally wound up on the 30th of April 2008.