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The one-day SWiP event comprised an exciting panel discussion by experts in the fields of preservation of languages, culture, and digitisation of information, and an introductory mini workshop to Wikipedia focusing on editing, translating, and making content available online.

The one-day SWiP event comprised an exciting panel discussion by experts in the fields of preservation of languages, culture, and digitisation of information, and an introductory mini workshop to Wikipedia focusing on editing, translating, and making content available online.

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  • SADiLaR shines spotlight on research during spring conference season

    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.

  • ATKV dictionary award a feather in SADiLaR’s cap

    The first-ever dictionary for N|uu, one of South Africa’s highly endangered minority languages with only one remaining fluent speaker, has been awarded the ATKV Wordwise Prize (Woordwystoekenning) for 2023 at the ATKV Woordveertjies (Afrikaans Language and Culture Association Word Feathers), an annual celebration of outstanding contributions around the Afrikaans word.

  • SWiP project to champion SA’s indigenous languages online

    “The dislocation of our languages is perpetuated by not having pride to speak one’s own mother tongue. We can only say a language is developed when it has doctors, professors, writers and artists who write down their work, poems and songs in isiNdebele. I am grateful for the support and efforts to develop our language…

  • DH-IGNITE: Digital upskilling in the spotlight at third regional event

    The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) recently hosted another successful DH-IGNITE regional event at the Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo in Kempton Park, Gauteng. Humanities and social sciences staff and students from public universities in Gauteng, Northern Cape, Free State and North West joined the three-day event from 23 to 25 August 2023 to upskill…

  • New Carpentries-certified instructor trainers to bolster digital skills in research

    Two digital humanities researchers from the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) have been included in The Carpentries’ newest cohort of certified instructor trainers. Following the completion of a 10 week-long ‘Train-the-Trainer’ course, Mmasibidi Setaka and Rooweither Mabuya are now certified to train and certify Carpentries instructors. The Carpentries is a leading non-profit…

  • SADiLaR researcher selected for Open Seeds OLS-8 cohort

    A digital humanities researcher from the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) has been selected for the next cohort of the Open Life Science (OLS) Open Seeds programme, an international mentoring and training programme for early stage researchers and young leaders interested in applying open principles in their work and becoming open science…

  • SADiLaR collaboration seeks to preserve SA’s indigenous languages online

    The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) is collaboratively launching an exciting new initiative with the world’s largest encyclopedia, Wikipedia, and the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB), to promote and celebrate the use of South African languages. Known in short as SWiP (for SADiLaR-Wikipedia-PanSALB), the project seeks to encourage South Africa’s broad…

  • SADiLaR Director honoured at UFS International Conference

    The Executive Director of the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR), Prof Langa Khumalo, was recently honoured for his contribution to multilingualism at the 1st International Conference on Language, Multilingualism, and Decolonisation Practices in Higher Education. Organised by the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Academy for Multilingualism from 12th to 14th of…

  • SADiLaR researchers inspired by 2023 SALALS Conference

    Three Digital Humanities researchers from the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) attended the 2023 Southern African Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Society (SALALS) Conference, hosted by Walter Sisulu University on its Mthatha Campus from 3 to 6 July 2023. SADiLaR’s Andiswa Bukula, Respect Mlambo and Dr Muzi Matfunjwa each presented a paper on…