African Languages

African Languages

Sanibonani! Dumelang! Lotjhani!


ALThe Department invites you to join us on a journey of higher education through the landscape of the languages that surround you every day. In this Department we will strive to expose you to South Africa’s multilingual and multicultural context while offering you a gateway to a successful future.

Our Department caters for the whole spectrum of language learners of isiZulu, Sepedi, Setswana and isiNdebele. At undergraduate level, these languages, with the exception of isiNdebele (which is offered only in the mother tongue), are offered in two different streams, namely for mother-tongue and non-mother-tongue students.

For any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Department.

"Indlela ibuzwa kwabaphambili" (Those who have gone before are the ones who can show the way) - an African proverb.


Learn more about what the Department of African Languages has to offer to undergraduate students.


Any person involved in the teaching of an African language will benefit by registering for this programme.

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