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  • Citizen Science: A Response to Ecological Data Needs

    Posted on June 25, 2021

    The impact of human activities on the physical environment are largely responsible for the observed loss of habitats, high levels of extinction, irreversible threats to biodiversity and loss of livelihoods. Ecosystem monitoring programmes, corrective measures and rehabilitation initiatives to...

  • BLOOD Metaphors in Afrikaans and Northern Sotho

    Posted on June 08, 2021

    Nerina Bosman (Afrikaans) and Elsabé Taljard (African languages) published an article "A Cross-Linguistic Study of BLOOD Metaphors in Afrikaans and Northern Sotho" in Language Matters 52/1.

  • Prof Mpume Zondi NRF C2 Rating

    Posted on November 25, 2020

    Prof Mpume Zondi NRF C2 Rating

  • 'Bahlabelelelani-Why do they sing? Gender and power in contemporary women's songs'

    Posted on October 01, 2020

    Prof Mpume Zondi publishes a monograph deconstructed from her PhD thesis

  • Happy Heritage Month 2020

    Posted on September 01, 2020

    Happy Heritage Month 2020. Celebrating this year's heritage month with books and their impact.

  • Happy Africa Day 2020

    Posted on May 25, 2020

    Happy Africa Day 2020

  • University of Pretoria 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony

    Posted on April 01, 2020

    On behalf of the African Languages Department, the HoD congratulates all students ( especially those whose degrees include our modules) for graduating in relevant degrees/ diplomas

  • WATCH: SADiLaR digitisation node at UP developing SA languages ‘in an African way, developed by Africans for Africans’

    Posted on March 12, 2020

    The University of Pretoria, as host of SADiLaR's digitisation node, is helping bring technological development for African languages on par with the best that exists for major languages of the world.

  • UP-SADiLaR workshop

    Posted on January 27, 2020

    The Department of African Languages, in collaboration with SADiLaR, is proud to host a range of workshops

  • Indigenous Language Conference 2019

    Posted on October 03, 2019

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages (YIL). The aim was to raise awareness of the consequences of the endangering the Indigenous Languages across the world, and establish a link between language,...

  • Beating the odds: four-time cancer survivor receives master’s degree

    Posted on April 23, 2019

    “Katsuzo! Zettai makenai!” This is Japanese for “I will win! I’ll never give up!”, and it’s a phrase that certainly applies to Lisa Sanders, who’s just graduated with a master’s degree in Translation and Interpreting Studies, from the University of...

  • International Mother Language Day 2019

    Posted on February 21, 2019

    The Theme International Mother Language Day 2019: The days is observed on February 21 every year. The theme of this year's International Mother Language Day will be: INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES AS A FACTOR IN DEVELOPMENT, PEACE AND RECONCILIATION. The Significance The annual observance of...

  • Decolonizing the young minds with emphasis on the works of BW Vilakazi

    Posted on October 26, 2018

    As part of the department’s transformation and community engagement initiative, the Head of the Department of African Languages, Professor Mpume Zondi and two isiZulu lecturers, Ms Brenda Bokaba and Ms Lungile Mcwango visited Kgomotso Secondary School at Section DD in Soshanguve.

  • Open Educational Resource Term Bank

    Posted on September 01, 2018

    Open Educational Resource Term Bank

  • African Languages conference and workshops

    Posted on August 01, 2018

    During the winter recess, six members of the Department of African Languages attended four international conferences in the USA, Thailand and South Africa, and one staff member co-presented a workshop for university students. The topics and themes of the various conferences and papers reflected...

  • Open day 2018

    Posted on February 28, 2018

    "In line with the University of Pretoria's efforts to engage more effectively with its various stakeholders, the University will no longer be hosting a general Open Day on its campus in 2018 but will be launching an interactive, online web application, which will provide a comprehensive overview...

  • Language Labs features in TUKKIE

    Posted on November 27, 2017

    Language Labs features in TUKKIE

  • UP among the top 300 universities worldwide for arts and humanities

    Posted on September 20, 2017

    The University of Pretoria (UP) is ranked in the top 300 in the world for arts and humanities, according to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, published earlier this week.

  • Performance Arts and Political Action Conference June 2017

    Posted on July 03, 2017

    Performance Arts and Political Action Conference June 2017

  • Department of African Languages hosts dictionary workshop

    Posted on June 23, 2017

    Over the last few years, the Department of African Languages has been distributing African language dictionaries to schools. Thus far, with sponsorship assistance from the African Association for Lexicography (Afrilex), the Department has distributed dictionaries in Sepedi, Setswana and...

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