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Writer Mtuze honoured

Date Released : 08/07/2015

"READ and read and do more reading," renowned Xhosa writer Peter Tshobisa Mtuze said on Monday, when he was honoured by the Eastern Cape government for his lifetime’s work.

Professors aren’t born: they must be nurtured

Date Released : 29/06/2015

There is a growing call globally for universities to develop and nurture more black professors. In South Africa, the issue is sharpened by the country’s racist legacy.

Alumnus’s anthology rescues ‘tattered’ isiXhosa language

Date Released : 25/10/2014

Graduate of the Rhodes University Masters in Creative Arts course Mangaliso Buzani recently unveiled his anthology of poems titled Ndisabhala Imibongo (I still write poetry) at Eastern Star Museum.

Bugged by insects' many names

Date Released : 17/10/2014

Insects have different names not only in each of our 11 official languages, but within each of those languages depending on geographical location.

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

Debating multilingualism at higher education institutions

Date Released : 21/05/2013

Debating the extent to which South African higher educational institutions have and ought to adopt multilingualism into their curricula...

Rhodes University Multilingual Short Story Competition

Date Released : 23/04/2013

The Rhodes University Language Committee is engaged in a project to raise awareness on campus about multilingualism in Higher Education in South Africa.

Multilingualism is a resource

Date Released : 23/05/2013

Apartheid used our languages to divide and rule. Today we want to use them to increase social cohesion and economic participation.

Celebrating dictionaries as problem-solvers

Date Released : 13/10/2014

On 16 October every year, the world celebrates the birthday of Noah Webster, born in 1758, as International Dictionary Day.

11 National languages hampering South African education sector

Date Released : 01/03/2016

Not much thought was given to future implications when South Africa declared there would be 11 official languages, Professor Adam Habib said on Monday.

Let’s speak the languages we dream in

Date Released : 17/10/2014

African writers must embrace their own tongues lest we drown in an English-dominated world.

Tribute to multilingualism proponent

Date Released : 26/11/2012

Dean of Humanities Prof Fred Hendricks presented a deeply personal tribute to the multi-linguist, Prof Neville Alexander at the opening of a colloquium on second language teaching recently.

Tribute to multilingualism proponent

Date Released : 21/11/2012

Dean of Humanities Prof Fred Hendricks presented a deeply personal tribute to the multi-linguist, Prof Neville Alexander at the opening of a colloquium on second language teaching recently.

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).