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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 takes language pride to the next level

    The month of July saw a huge turnout at SADiLaR’s celebration of three South African languages, held at the University of Limpopo. This forms part of the local support of UNESCO’s 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages. Some 330 people attended the celebrations of Sesotho sa Leboa, Tshivenḓa and Xitsonga on 31 July. SADiLaR has…

  • Being undogmatic in the way you approach your data: Impressions of the CATMA workshop held at the University of Stellenbosch (20-21 June 2019)

    Benito Trollip The Stellenbosch University Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, in collaboration with Hamburg University and the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources hosted a workshop on CATMA (Computer Assisted Text Markup and Analysis) from 20 – 21 June 2019. The presenters of the workshop were Professor Jan Christoph Meister (Chris), Dr. Jan Horstmann,…

  • Data access policy

    The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) is committed to the principles of open data, especially for research data and tools created by government funding, which further the various research fields supported by SADiLaR. Open data supports various scholarly endeavours, including validation, replication, re-analysis, and reinterpretation, thus supporting the notion that all research…

  • isiZulu research: A star on the horizon

    The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) has become a home for isiZulu researcher, Ms Rooweither Mabuya. Rooweither’s passion for language and linguistics was ignited during her studies at the University of Kwazulu-Natal. During her first year, she decided to select English Studies as her undergraduate major, not knowing that one day she…

  • Digital Humanities Researcher

    Ms Rooweither Mabuya Digital Humanities Researcher: IsiZulu Biography: Rooweither Mabuya is a Language Researcher at the South African Centre for Digital Resources (SADiLaR). Her research interests lie in the systematic creation of relevant digital text, speech and multi-modal resources related to the development of isiZulu and to promote the use of Digital Humanities related methods…

  • Newsletters

    Keep up to date with the latest news by subscribing to receive the SADiLaR Newsletter. The newsletter is sent out bi-annually to subscribers as well as attendees of SADiLaR workshops and events.   Newsletters: September 2023 April 2023 June 2022 November 2021 June 2021 November 2020 (First newsletter in all of the official South African Languages)…

  • Technologies

    One of the supporting functions of SADiLaR is providing researchers with easily accessible technologies that can support their research efforts. Over the course of the project, SADiLaR will provide access to these technologies through relatively simple web interfaces that allow access to data and some of the technologies that are available from the SADiLaR repository.…