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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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  • Message of condolences: Dr Daniel Adams

    It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to a colleague, friend, and a mentor to the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR), Dr Daniel Adams, who recently passed away. Dr Adams played a significant role in the establishment of SADiLaR while he was still Chief Director of Emerging Research Areas and…

  • SADiLaR ambassadors for Nguni languages at international conference

    Two digital humanities researchers from the South African Centre for Digital Languages Resources (SADiLaR) attended the 2022 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2022) in Abu Dhabi from 7-11 December 2022. It was the first time that Andiswa Bukula and Rooweither Mabuya, SADiLaR language researchers for IsiXhosa and IsiZulu respectively, had the…

  • DH-IGNITE: Celebrating the power of digital humanities in the Western Cape

    “Empowering. Productive. Inspiring.” These are just some of the words uttered by participants in their overwhelmingly positive feedback, following the success of the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources’s (SADiLaR) second DH-IGNITE regional event which took place at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West, from 8-10 March 2023. Hosted by ESCALATOR, a programme…

  • Dr Muzi Matfunjwa – Activist for African languages

    Dr Muzi Matfunjwa, Digital Humanities researcher for Siswati at SADiLaR, achieved a huge personal milestone when he graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in African Languages, Linguistics and Literature from the University of South Africa (Unisa) in October 2022. Describing himself as a language activist, Matfunjwa believes in the promotion of African languages, especially Siswati,…

  • Benito Trollip’s PhD is ‘a very long love letter to Afrikaans’

    “Doing my PhD was an almost indescribable journey with many ups and downs that all contributed to making it an overall enriching experience. There is no denying all the (many) times giving up was the only thought in my mind, just as there’s no denying the affirming moments I felt like I am exactly the…

  • Privacy Statement

    Best intent  SADiLaR aims to serve the research community by providing a platform for the responsible   sharing of research data. SADiLaR expects all individuals submitting data to our repository to act not just in good faith, but in the best faith. This means that we expect individuals to adhere to the highest ethical standards,…

  • Repositories pivotal for language preservation

    Two researchers from the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) share their findings on the existence, use and importance of language repositories in the latest issue of the Journal of the Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA), a peer-reviewed open-access journal of DHASA. In their article ‘Resource Repositories and linking resources: An…

  • Write It – Sesotho

    Link to https://youtu.be/jl9jOLBPQVo

  • Write It – Sesotho sa Leboa

    Link to https://youtu.be/jl9jOLBPQVo