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(How is working from home treating you?)
Blog by: Andiswa Bukula (SADiLaR isiXhosa researcher)
This blog looks at the dynamics of working from home, the little habits that we have gained over time from working from home for over a year.
On the 20th of August I had the privilege of attending a virtual seminar that was hosted by Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB).
As a language researcher specializing in one of South Africa’s indigenous languages, isiXhosa, I knew and understood the benefits of such a webinar. The webinar was focused at encouraging and motivating women to continue to write stories in their mother tongue. It is not secret that the use of our indigenous languages is one that is very limited in South Africa. Therefore, a webinar of this calibre not only promotes the importance of writing, but it also promoted the use of our indigenous South African languages.
The opening remarks were by Mrs Preetha Dabideen who is the Deputy Chairperson of the Pan South African Language Board. She took us through the work PanSALB is doing and the importance a webinar of this nature has in enriching women, not just in writing but in general, and how PanSALB aims to continue motivating and supporting women through their different projects and initiatives.
Author: Mieke Hofmeyr
Ms Andiswa Bukula is the isiXhosa Researcher for SADiLaR. As a researcher, she is passionate about her field of research and works towards a better future for the isiXhosa language in a digital learning space.
She is currently working on two articles. One with Dr. Roald Eiselen on the use of Named Entity Recognizers in the isiXhosa. The second article which she will be submitting for the writing retreat in June, is with a colleague from UNISA, Mlamli Diko, which will be looking at the representation of female characters in the isiXhosa drama book, Indlala inamanyala.