Zuza Software Foundation

South Africa has 11 official languages, but the majority of computer software is in English. This creates a language barrier for some citizens who don’t speak English and further expands the digital divide Zuza Software Foundation, a non-profit organisation, responded to this hindrance by launching an open-source translation software (www.translate.org.za). Although this does not necessarily…

Rhodes University

The School of Languages and Literatures at Rhodes University is an exciting and dynamic unit within the Faculty of Humanities. They currently offer courses in the following areas of language and literary studies: African Language Studies Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies Chinese Studies Classical Studies Creative Writing Cultures and Languages in Africa French Studies German Studies…

University of Fort Hare

The department of African languages at the university is committed to offering high-quality courses and programmes that will equip our students with cutting-edge knowledge and make them prominent leaders and trailblazers in their respective areas of specialisation. Their vision is to empower students with language competencies and skills that will make them dynamic language practitioners…

Siyafunda Online

Soweto-born Siya Masuku ran a successful online crowdfunding campaign in July and August 2016 to launch his own publishing platform, Siyafunda Online. The alphabet book, Siyafunda: isiZulu (2016), has colourful images of lino-printed animals.Siya has collaborated with Book Dash South Africa to illustrate children’s books; UDaisy Omangalisayo (2015) and Isitsha Samakhekhe Masiwe (2016). With The…

Pendoring awards

Pendoring embraces country and industry to promote, unify and celebrate the richness of South Africa’s creative content in all its indigenous languages. Originally created in 1995 to promote and stimulate the use of Afrikaans in advertising, Pendoring has gone through a number of changes to celebrate all our indigenous languages. In 2016, they amended their rules so…

SALA

Founded by the wRite associates, in partnership with the national Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) in 2005, the main aim of the South African Literary Awards (SALA) is to pay tribute to South African writers who have distinguished themselves as ground-breaking producers and creators of literature, while it celebrates literary excellence in the depiction…

SANLU

The Directors and Editors of the South Africa National Lexicography Units present the first comprehensive catalogue of dictionaries they have developed on behalf of the Government of South Africa, in partial fulfilment of Constitutional and Legislative mandates on indigenous languages. Developed in response to our Constitutional mandate that all languages must be treated equally and…

MILL

The Molteno Institute for Languages and Literacy (MILL) is an independent national literacy Non-Profit Organisation dedicated to improving literacy levels across the African continent. They promote mother tongue particularly African indigenous languages and work to improve the reading, writing, speaking as well as listening skills in disadvantaged communities. To learn more visit: https://molteno.co.za/