The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) is a national centre supported by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI). SADiLaR has an enabling function, with a focus on all official languages of South Africa, supporting research and development in the domains of language technologies and language-related studies in the humanities and social sciences.
SWiP is a collaborative initiative by the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR); the free encyclopaedia (Wikipedia) and the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB). This project aims to bring together communities of language practice practically to advance and celebrate the use of South African Languages and aims to encourage communities of practice to actively participate in contributing to the free encyclopaedia (Wikipedia). Learn more about SWiP…
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After a fruitful five years as an observer of CLARIN ERIC, South Africa has become an official member of the distributed digital infrastructure as of 1 January 2024. South Africa is the first member country outside of Europe, and SADiLaR is the proud representative body for SA. Currently, CLARIN ERIC
“The work that is being done by SWiP is highly commendable. The key message of today’s meeting for me is the importance of preserving our languages. As a Zulu speaker, it is crucial that isiZulu does not die.”
These are the words of Tholakele Nkwanyana, a lecturer in Education and Language
The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) enjoyed a strong representation during South Africa’s spring conference season. Several of its digital humanities researchers showcased their research at a series of conferences which took place across South Africa during September and October 2023.