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Here you can read all about what we’ve been up to – in English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa. You could also explore our news categories below. Dive in and join us on a journey of connection.


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The days of the week in isiXhosa

Why do we say ‘Monday’ for Monday? Where do the names for the days of the week come from in isiXhosa, English and Afrikaans? uMvulo (The day opening the week)…

IsiXhosa courses for SU staff now free

Good news for SU staff members wanting to start learning isiXhosa this year! Courses are free to SU staff, so come and expand your isiXhosa repertoire!

Appreciation for a dear colleague who is retiring

Ydalene Coetsee, a stalwart academic and professional literacies lecturer at the Language Centre, is retiring at the end of 2023 after 14 years of teaching. Academic literacies modules are presented…

Let’s emphasise ABILITY!

We prefer emphasising ABILITY when observing International Day of Persons Living with Disabilities, celebrated on 3 December. We respect and support all forms of communication needs of persons living with various forms of hearing abilities.

Book chat with Fatima H

Get to know us through the books we read! This month we chat to Fatima Halday. Fatima is the Head of Communication at the Language Centre and manages the English…

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