African Languages

The pride in African languages

Whether in comic books, novels or academic work, African languages are increasingly becoming the norm

​Roll out the red carpet for SA’s indigenous languages

Although English may not be the de facto talk of the town in South Africa, in written form it continues to dwarf others

Slice of Life: Determination is my language

'I was very afraid to speak English, but with her all the fear disappeared'

Speak more than one language? This is what it does to your brain.

Speaking more than one language could lead to better tests scores and even being a more empathetic person.

The weekly pop sack: Triggered in good times and bad

The internet was #blessed with images of Trevor Noah’s new Manhattan digs soon after he announced he’d be coming home for a show later this year.

​Languages speak of shared pasts

It’s not unusual to hear Nguni or a sprinkling of isiXhosa in the western part of Zimbabwe.

Book affair aims to liberate writing and publishing from the monopoly

The first Abantu Book Festival is a journey to black publishers and authors writing in indigenous languages.

At a loss for words in vernacular

This was the central message of Ngugi’s message — of alienation and injustice because of the use of language.

Arts and Culture – Donald Molosi

The anthology was published by New York City publisher, Mantle Books and drew praise from African writers such as Chika Unigwe and Helon Habila.

English given equal status at Stellenbosch, made primary language of instruction at University of Pretoria

Stellenbosch has also committed to growing isiXhosa in effort to 'facilitate social cohesion and promote inclusivity'.

Letters to the editor: April 29 to May 5 2016

Readers write in about Jeff Rudin and race, the immaculate conception, the use of the word 'marijuana' instead of 'dagga', and the use of expletives.

Say it in plain (African) language

Pam Maseko, a senior lecturer in African language studies at Rhodes, tells Peter Vale about the fight for greater recognition of our languages.

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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income