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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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Our quarterly newsletter, Dialogos, draws its articles from the Newsroom. Read the latest edition of Dialogos here and sign up for our newsletter here.

Book review by Marisca C

Get to know us through the books we read! We kick off the new year with a book review interview with Marisca Coetzee, an academic literacies lecturer who also coordinates…

Bookchat with Risha L

This month we chat to Risha Lötter, an educational interpreter who also has her own podcast and blog. Risha says she reads indiscriminately, but has a special passion for stuffy British whodunits, and she daydreams of one day writing an Agatha Christie homage detective novel.

Writing centres as decolonising spaces

On 4 October, the head of the SU Writing Lab, Rose Richards, attended an online colloquium about decolonisation in South African writing centres. She shares her thoughts about the colloquium…

Book chat with Mariann M

  Get to know us through the books we read! Every first Friday of the month we’re sharing an interview with one of the Language Centre’s staff members on a favourite or memorable book. This…

Book chat with Ydalene C

Get to know us through the books we read! Every month we’re sharing an interview with one of the Language Centre’s staff members on a favourite or memorable book. This…

Book chat with Alta vR

    Get to know us through the books we read! Every first Friday of the month we’re sharing an interview with one of the Language Centre’s staff members on a favourite or memorable book.…

Book chat with Marisca C

Get to know us through the books we read! Every first Friday of the month we’re sharing an interview with one of the Language Centre’s staff members on a favourite or memorable book. This month…

The ripple effect of language

Most of us don’t think much about language in the abstract as we go about our everyday lives. And yet, the language we use in our studies, in work contexts…

Ten hacks for expanding your vocabulary

Your active vocabulary – the words you use – and the way you communicate may increase or decrease the extent of your influence and your chances of success. Here are ten…
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