SADiLaR has dedicated the month of September to celebrate isiXhosa as an official language of South Africa. We are excited about events that we will be hosting throughout the month in collaboration with various institutions. Please check back for the latest updates on all the events!
20 September 2019: Celebration event at the Amazwi South African Museum of Literature in Grahamstown
14:30-14:50: I’m Telling You! Prof N Saule (Professor and Research Fellow – Rhodes University)
14:50-15:00: Note of Thanks and Closure: Mr Xolisa Tshongolo
SADiLaR takes the celebration of isiXhosa to its people
As the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources initiated the celebration of all official languages, by means of hosting various workshops and colloquiums at various universities in South Africa, isiXhosa enjoyed the spotlight for the September celebrations. These initiatives aim to share ideas and take action in creating awareness of our languages and in working on the development of our languages and language resources.
At an event recently held in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape, some 110 people attended the glamorous isiXhosa occasion as it forms part of the local support of UNESCO's 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.