SADiLaR has dedicated the month of February to celebrate isiZulu 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!
1 March: Celebration event at the University of Kwazulu-Natal: Celebrating isiZulu as an official language of South Africa
Sigubha ulimi lesiZulu njengolimi olusemthethweni eNingizimu Afrika
Celebrating isiZulu as an official language of South Africa
FORMAT OF EVENT
Opening and Welcome
Introduction of SADiLaR and purpose of event
Keynote Speaker - IsiZulu Historical Context
Department of Arts and Culture Language Services - The development of isiZulu
The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR), which forms part of the South African Research Infrastructure Roadmap of the Department of Science and Technology, celebrated the isiZulu language during the month of February. The celebrations form part of UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Languages. SADiLaR is dedicating each month of the year to a South African language and throughout the year we are hosting events at various universities to share knowledge and experience in preserving our indigenous languages.
The isiZulu celebration was held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Pietermaritzburg Campus) on 1 March 2019. There were 86 attendees, including students and lecturers from the University, members from the Department of Arts and Culture, from eThekwini Municipality and from the South African National Lexicography Units (SANLU).
The South African Centre for Digital Languages Resources (SADiLaR) celebrated isiZulu as an official language of South Africa during the whole of February. As part of the celebrations, our isiZulu researcher, Ms Rooweither Mabuya, joined a non-profit organisation, Legacy Creators, to conduct school visits in KwaZulu-Natal. The purpose of the visits was to create awareness of various fields of study at different universities. Rooweither invited students from Durban University of Technology, Mangosuthu University of Technology and the University of KwaZulu-Natal to give presentations and share their experiences in their respective study fields.