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Language a pivotal tool to effect transformation at university

Date Released : 03/10/2014

Language is one of the pivotal tools to effect transformation at a university like Rhodes

'Infuse' education with African culture to raise school results

Date Released : 12/09/2014

SOUTH Africa's poor school pass rates could be improved if indigenous knowledge was worked into the education system.

“Heritage, Identity and Social Cohesion”

Date Released : 09/09/2014

African Language Studies in Association with the National Research Foundation (NRF) South African Chairs Initiative (SARChI Chair)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN FOLKLORE SOCIETY AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

Date Released : 02/02/2014

RHODES UNIVERSITY AFRICAN LANGUAGE STUDIES IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE NRF SARChI CHAIR (INTELLECTUALISATION OF AFRICAN LANGUAGES) GRAHAMSTOWN THEME “I THINK WHAT I AM”: HERITAGE, IDENTITY AND SOCIAL COHESION FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS: The Southern African Folklore Society invites you to its International Conference and Annual General Meeting hosted by Rhodes University in 2014. We hope this year's theme (“I think what I am”: Heritage, Identity and Social Cohesion) will attract scholars from a variety of disciplines and challenge conventions, by highlighting the dynamic nature of culture and the links between folklore and all realms of heritage, identity and knowledge, including Science and Technology.

Why we must teach in local languages

Date Released : 31/05/2013

It was shocking to hear someone on Xolani Gwala’s SAfm early morning news programme this month referring to the use of African languages in the schooling system as

Rhodes University Multilingual Short Story Competition UKhuphiswano: Ibali elifutshane elineelwimi ezininzi: Meertalige Kortverhaalwedstryd

Date Released : 16/04/2013

The Rhodes University Language Committee is engaged in a project to raise awareness on campus about multilingualism in Higher Education in South Africa. As part of this project a colloquium will take place on 15 May 2013 in Eden Grove Blue at 6pm. All are welcome to attend and participate.

Languages help Rhodes renovations

Date Released : 07/11/2012

AN increase in the number of language students at Rhodes University is largely to thank for the R170 million grant that the institution recently received.

Somadoda Fikeni gives an inaugural Multilingualism Awareness Lecture

Date Released : 14/05/2012

Political analyst and social commentator, Professor Somadoda Fikeni, will give a public lecture on the challenges of multilingualism in higher education tomorrow (15 May).

Language has to be on national agenda

Date Released : 17/05/2012

Multilingualism in higher education faces challenges SOUTH Africa's democracy was at a crossroads and language, at the heart of real transition and liberation, was not even on the national agenda, political analyst and commentator Professor Somadoda Fikeni warned.

Vital that whites learn to speak African languages

Date Released : 06/09/2012

Bheki Sele. Tabo Ma-beki. Senzo Msunu. Kagalima Mokla-Ante. This is just an example of how African names are remorselessly butchered by people who clearly have no intention of learning a thing about African languages. So, Cele becomes “Sele” – dangerously close to “isela”, a thief in isiXhosa.

Speaking in mother tongues

Date Released : 22/09/2012

Academics, politicians and experts in the Eastern Cape are calling for the use of indigenous languages in education and all government documents.

Stop the death of isiXhosa

Date Released : 21/09/2012

Middle class not proud of their heritage. As South Africans celebrate Heritage Day on Monday, academics and African languages' specialists warned of the death of isiXhosa — the cornerstone and one-time proud heritage of the Xhosa speaking people.