Afrikaans Department

The Department of Afrikaans at UP focuses on the way in which language makes meaning possible, how one understands oneself and the world around one, and how one gives meaning to one’s existence. The way in which one gives meaning to the world is examined through the study of language and literature. This study, as is always the case when experiencing art, is satisfying and fun on the one hand, while it supplies one with tools to critically examine the way in which meaning is created on the other hand.

While the study of the Afrikaans language and literature contributes to the broad creative foundation of the humanities, which is important for any career, it also offers one a very specific view of the world in the context of a language which originated at the southern point of Africa.

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

Tel: 012 420 4075 | Humanities Building, 15th floor.


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


Learn more about our Postgraduate programmes, the application process and bursaries available.

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