Linguapax Afrika

The  Center for Applied Linguistics volunteered to establish a Regional Linguapax Committee for Africa, and ensure that projects and programs for the promotion of African languages ​​and cultural diversity are developed in all member countries of the Linguapax Afrika Network. The Coordination Committee comprises representatives of the five regions of Africa: North Africa, East Africa,…

SIL

The Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) is a global, faith-based nonprofit that works with local communities around the world to develop language solutions that expand possibilities for a better life.  Their vision is to see people flourishing in communities using the languages they value most. As of 2020, they were involved in approximately 1,350 active…

ACALAN

The African Academy of Languages (ACALAN)  is entrusted with the task of developing and promoting African languages so that they can be used in all domains of the society in partnership with the languages inherited from colonisation. The organisation’s overall objectives: To promote and develop the use of African languages in general and vehicular cross-border…

SATI

The South African Translators’ Institute (SATI) is committed to playing its part in a changing world by helping to build bridges between people and groups and fostering in the community an awareness of the need for effective communication. In pursuit of this goal the Institute endeavours: To promote excellence in translation and related fields, as…

ALASA

The African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) was established in 1979 as a non-discriminatory, non-profit-making association at a conference hosted by the Department of African Languages of the University of South Africa (UNISA). ALASA has two main aims: 1. to promote interaction between researchers, students and teachers of African languages and literature, and 2.…

WikiAfrica

WikiAfrica Primary Project aims to ensure that all the curriculum content required to complete Primary School in any country in Africa is available on all the main language Wikipedias. In 2012-13, a feasibility study was conducted in Italy, Cameroon and South Africa. The Primary School Feasibility Study evaluated the possible synergies between Wikipedia and primary…

Iziko Museum

Iziko Museum   Iziko Museums of South Africa operates 11 national museums in Cape Town. It is one of the premier cultural institutions in South Africa.  The museums house natural history, social history and art collections in magnificent, historic buildings which in themselves are national treasures. Iziko is an isiXhosa word, meaning ‘hearth’, traditionally and…

PanSALB

PanSALB The Pan South African Language Board was established by parliament (Act 59 of 1995, amended by Act 10 of 1999) to: -Develop the 11 official languages, and -Promote multilingualism in South Africa -The constitution makes reference to the establishment of PanSALB in Section 6 when describing language rights. The PanSALB Act mandates that it…

Bhiyoza publishers

Bhiyoza publishers is a small Black-owned company that specialises in publishing literary books written in African languages of South Africa. Bhiyoza publishers is committed to developing African languages and preserving the history, knowledge and ideas embedded in these languages. They are interested in publishing creative works written by African writers, in an African context, about…