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We need hard solutions, not ‘nice’  ideas
We need hard solutions, not ‘nice’  ideas
A recent idea suggested in education forums sounds progressive and is met with warm responses from audiences keen to seek redress and pro-poor...
Libraries build services and communities
Libraries build services and communities
My favourite part of my job is when I attend the opening of a new library. I get excited about the opportunities and possibilities that a library...
The pride in African languages
The pride in African languages
Whether incomic books, novels or academic work, African languages are increasingly becoming the norm. Athandiwe Saba takes a look at...
The torment of being a ‘questionable’ South African
The torment of being a ‘questionable’ South African
“Indololwane” (elbow in isiZulu) is probably a word you have never had to think about but, for Tsonga and Venda people, to know it and be able...
Skills deficit undermines 4IR promises
Skills deficit undermines 4IR promises
Pattern recognition: we are all born with it. It is how we learn language, how we survive, how we make sense of the world. Without this mania for...
On the power of language
On the power of language
‘Language exerts hidden power.” What exactly did US writer Rita Mae Brown have in mind when she uttered these words? We may never know but...
​Roll out the red carpet for SA’s indigenous languages
​Roll out the red carpet for SA’s indigenous languages
Earlier this year in Paris, Unesco hosted the official global launch of 2019 as the 'Year of Indigenous Languages'. More than 7 000 languages are...
In Mozambique, classes come alive in local languages
In Mozambique, classes come alive in local languages
About 50 children sit on a bare classroom floor in front of their teacher in what could be any lesson in Mozambique, except that they are not...
Indigenous languages must feature more in science communication
Indigenous languages must feature more in science communication
There is no denying that English is one of the world’s major languages. It’s the mother tongue of nearly
Multilingualism for everyone, not just a select few
Multilingualism for everyone, not just a select few
Think back to when you first started learning a foreign language.

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