Languages

Libraries build services and communities

But librarians face difficulties in a society where the culture of reading is not widespread

The pride in African languages

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

Skills deficit undermines 4IR promises

Technology is not necessarily the panacea it’s said to be, de-skilling further the under-skilled 

On the power of language

Educating our children in their mother tongues will help to address underdevelopment in Africa

​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

In Mozambique, classes come alive in local languages

Almost all teaching in Mozambique is in Portuguese but the majority of Mozambicans speak one of more than 40 local languages

Indigenous languages must feature more in science communication

The combination of knowledge and communication leads to social, cultural and technological development

Multilingualism for everyone, not just a select few

"The quality of 'input' or the language exposure students receive is a big factor in the learning of new languages"

​Dictionary maker Megan Hall keeps her word

Digital and print have distinct advantages - and even the online version is compiled by a publisher.

Othering SA languages stops here

Italicising words distances languages from their place in South Africa.

Chinese volunteers to teach Mandarin in SA schools

The Chinese embassy requested that the subject be introduced and will be responsible for bringing in teachers from China and training SA teachers.

SA is rich in undervalued languages, but greedy for more

"We are such a multilingual country, but in government, when you hear people talk, you think we are a bilingual country"

Latest

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders