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UFS launches Academy for Multilingualism
UFS launches Academy for MultilingualismArticle

With the aim of promoting Sesotho, isiZulu, and Afrikaans on institutional and social levels, the UFS has established an Academy for Multilingualism...

25 Mar 2021

UJ creative writing competition adds new language categories
UJ creative writing competition adds new language categoriesArticle

This year, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Prize for South African Writing is expanding its language categories for creative writing submissions to include entries written in Sesotho sa Leboa and isiZulu...

23 Mar 2021

#BehindtheMask: John Bailey, eNCA's managing editor
#BehindtheMask: John Bailey, eNCA's managing editorArticle

This week I catch up with eNCA's managing editor, John Bailey who has Master's degree in Journalism and over 25 years in the news industry...

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Mar 2021

PanSALB welcomes language policy framework
PanSALB welcomes language policy frameworkArticle

The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) has welcomed the recently published language policy framework for public higher education institutions in South Africa...

10 Nov 2020

PanSALB to launch Sign language Charter
PanSALB to launch Sign language CharterArticle

The Pan South African Sign Language (PanSALB) Board will today launch the South African Sign Language Charter (SASL Charter) which is aimed at removing barriers to enable deaf people equal opportunities to information and services...

4 Sep 2020

Policy options to crack the mother tongue versus English riddle in South African schools
Policy options to crack the mother tongue versus English riddle in South African schoolsArticle

Internationally, education theory favours mother-tongue instruction and recommends that schooling should begin in the language the child knows best, often their mother tongue. Even with limited studies in Africa, evidence in Botswana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa supports this...

Nompumelelo Mohohlwane 31 Jul 2020

Joe Public tops the 2019 Pendoring rankings
Joe Public tops the 2019 Pendoring rankingsArticle

The official rankings of the 2019 Pendoring Awards, held at the UJ Arts Centre last week, have been released...

Issued by Pendoring 27 Nov 2019

The Pendoring Awards to celebrate creative work in indigenous languages on 31 October at UJ Art Centre
The Pendoring Awards to celebrate creative work in indigenous languages on 31 October at UJ Art CentreArticle

Exceptional work created in South Africa's 10 indigenous national languages will be awarded Gold or Silver Pendorings, with the highlight of the evening being the Prestigious Umpetha Award...

Issued by Pendoring 28 Oct 2019

ConCourt backs Stellenbosch University's language policy
ConCourt backs Stellenbosch University's language policyArticle

The Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of Stellenbosch University (SU) and its language policy in a unanimous judgment put down yesterday, 10 October 2019...

11 Oct 2019

Laying the multilingual groundwork: why mother-tongue learning matters
Laying the multilingual groundwork: why mother-tongue learning mattersArticle

Imagine moving to the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a first language English speaker and trying to learn French...

Dennis Lamberti 17 Sep 2019

South African teachers switch languages in class: why policy should follow
South African teachers switch languages in class: why policy should followArticle

If you step into a classroom in South Africa's Limpopo province during a lesson, you're very likely to hear the teacher speaking more than one language. She might begin a sentence in English, and then switch to Sepedi - the African language most commonly spoken as a mother tongue in the province...

Michael M. Kretzer 12 Sep 2019

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Multilingualism needed to tackle SA's poor maths performanceArticle

"The need to address the complexities of language and communication for learning mathematics in multilingual classrooms is relevant to the entire country."

18 Jul 2019

SA risks losing indigenous languages
SA risks losing indigenous languagesArticle

South Africa runs the risk of losing its indigenous languages, says Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) Project Manager and head of Gauteng office, Dr Sally Maepa...

20 Mar 2019

English: The language of oppression or opportunity?
English: The language of oppression or opportunity?Article

Having to communicate professionally in English sometimes strikes fear into the hearts of many South Africans irrespective of their gender, age or business field...

Issued by Wits Language School 26 Nov 2018

AfDB releases economic report in three African languages
AfDB releases economic report in three African languagesArticle

African Development Bank releases first-ever highlights of 2018 African Economic Outlook in Arabic, Hausa and Kiswahili...

17 Oct 2018

Why resilience matters for schools trying to thrive in tough situations
Why resilience matters for schools trying to thrive in tough situationsArticle

Resilience in schools involves a process where teachers, principals, families, students and district officials know and use strategies that help teachers to teach and students to learn.

Liesel Ebersöhn 25 May 2017

Ntabeni Primary School
Nal'ibali's Story Powered Schools addressed literacy rights of rural childrenArticle

The Nal'ibali's Story Powered Schools team celebrated World Book Day by addressing the literacy rights of rural children...

26 Apr 2017

Discover your language heritage at UJ this weekend
Discover your language heritage at UJ this weekendArticle

At the University of Johannesburg's Multilingual weekend, from Friday 20 to Saturday 21 May 2016, language lovers can take part in the diverse activities at the Kingsway Campus of UJ and in Soweto at the Protea City Community Centre...

20 May 2016

Sign language approved as first language
Sign language approved as first languageArticle

The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) has welcomed the approval to allow hearing impaired pupils to choose sign language as a first language.

20 Aug 2014

Speak your clients' languages - it makes sense
Speak your clients' languages - it makes senseArticle

LOS ANGELES, US: Being a multilingual business and being able to communicate with your clients in their own language makes a lot of sense.

23 Apr 2014

African language learning requires teacher retraining
African language learning requires teacher retrainingArticle

A new government policy that will result in all primary school pupils learning an African language is a move in the right direction. It is, however, a move that will require urgent teacher retraining, according to the Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy.

30 May 2013

New York Forum Africa comes to AfricaArticle

Founded by Richard Attias & Associates, the New York Forum Africa provides a platform for intelligent discussions focused on active participation and solutions around key regional economic issues and will take place on 8-10 June 2012 in Libreville, Gabon.

11 May 2012

Moshito 2012, a platform to strengthen partnerships
Moshito 2012, a platform to strengthen partnershipsArticle

Every year the Music Conference and Exhibition (MOSHITO) grows from strength to strength and this, its ninth year, is no different. Once again this premier South Africa music event will pull together industry leaders, professionals and artists to talk business, explore opportunities and build relationships.

8 May 2012

New partnerships for Moshito 2012
New partnerships for Moshito 2012Article

Every year the Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition grows from strength to strength and this, its ninth year, is no different. This music event is proud to announce some new partnerships for this year's event.

7 May 2012

UKZN to host Time of the Writer FestivalArticle

The written word will envelop Durban as 18 writers from around South Africa, Africa and abroad gather for the 15th Time of the Writer International Writers Festival. This thought-provoking week of literary dialogue, exchange of ideas and stimulating discussion takes place from 19-24 March 2012 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

2 Mar 2012

Varsity course promotes African languagesArticle

The University of Limpopo has a course that encourages multilingualism and the promotion of African languages.

12 Jul 2011

Rewarding multilingualism
Rewarding multilingualismArticle

Nominations for the 2010/11 Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) Multilingual Awards are open and close for entries on 1 March 2011. The awards, which include a Media category, recognise individuals and organisations that actively promote and preserve South Africa's 11 official languages, as well as Khoi, San, Nama and sign language.

13 Jan 2011

Trilingual soccer booklet out for SA fans
Trilingual soccer booklet out for SA fansArticle

Stellenbosch University, in collaboration with a number of coaches and researchers, has released a new soccer terminology booklet, just in time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The booklet is the result of months of research into football culture, formal soccer terms and the current colloquial lingo used by players and their fans.

7 Jun 2010

Howard Music picks up PanSALB award with MetropolitanRepublic for FNB TV campaign
Howard Music picks up PanSALB award with MetropolitanRepublic for FNB TV campaignArticle

The first Sepedi commercial ever to be flighted on television, “Remember”, takes the target audience on a journey down memory lane, referencing some of the most memorable hairstyles from the 80's with their vernacular slang names.

Issued by Howard Audio 12 Apr 2010

Talk 11 languages on your phoneArticle

At last, you won't need to know even a single word of Tshivenda or isiXhosa in order to communicate with South Africans who don't speak English. Thabo Olivier, a South African linguistics expert based in Bloemfontein in the Free State province, has developed a multilingual mobile phone application software to break the language barrier.

Bongani Nkosi 21 Dec 2009

African languages get their own soccer termsArticle

PRETORIA: Government and various language experts have gathered for a three-day workshop in Pretoria, South Africa to develop the African language equivalent for English soccer terminology.

Neo Semono 19 Mar 2009

New African languages for PCsArticle

A new initiative driven by African language and computer experts to enable users to utilise computers in over 100 African languages is underway. The start of the project coincided with the celebration of International Mother Language Day on 21 February, aiming to raise awareness of the importance of continuing to use vernacular languages.

Khanyi Magubane 2 Mar 2009

Translate.org recognised for multilingual softwareArticle

South Africa's leading developer of multilingual software, Translate.org.za, has been recognised by the Pan South African Language Board, for its ground-breaking work in this field.

Gabi Khumalo 11 Feb 2008

Language, nation building award for Radio PulpitArticle

This past weekend, Radio Pulpit received the Pan South African Language Board (PANSALB) award for multilingualism and nation building of the decade in electronic media.

6 Feb 2008

Steps taken for multilingual InternetArticle

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the International Telecommunication Union, and UNESCO will collaborate on global efforts to forge universal standards towards building a multilingual cyberspace.

HANA Reporter 14 Nov 2007

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