SAALA

The Southern African Applied Linguistics Association (SAALA) aims to promote research by means of an annual conference and workshops; through affiliation with other organisations with similar interests, and through facilitating the distribution and exchange of information. They publish a journal and organise regular conferences, among other things. Bearing in mind the historical legacies of apartheid…

SADiLaR

The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) is a national centre supported by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) as part of the new South African Research Infrastructure Roadmap (SARIR).SADiLaR has an enabling function, with a focus on all official languages of South Africa, supporting research and development in the domains of language…

Puku Foundation

Puku Foundation is a reading promotion and book curation organisation that aims to ensure that all children have access to quality, culturally relevant literature in all South African languages. One of Puku’s primary vehicles for promoting this is the creation of an engaging and innovative digital encyclopedia that houses and reviews literature and bodies of…

NAC Bursary

The National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) was established in 1997 with the aim of promoting the free expression of cultures in South Africa, through arts. The NAC is currently offering 2 types of bursaries: 1) Block Institutional bursaries – These are for Undergraduate studies These bursaries must be applied for by Institutional heads…

SATI Bursary

The South African Translators’ Institute (SATI) is a body that was established in 1956 with the aim of promoting the interests of the translation profession in South Africa. In the context of contemporary South Africa with its 11 official languages, SATI is now also working towards the establishment of a culture of multilingualism and the…

Use and respect our indigenous languages, pass our heritage on to the next generation

Koketso Sachane talks to Thando Mahlangu and Mapelo Tlowane about the importance of promoting and preserving our languages. Thando Mahlangu is an IsiNdebele cultural activist who is at the forefront of activists fighting for the revival of IsiNdebele in the media. Mapelo Tlowane is a lecturer at the University of Limpopo who is passionate about…