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SADiLaR collaboration seeks to preserve SA's indigenous languages online
The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) is collaboratively launching an exciting new initiative with the world's largest encyclopedia, Wikipedia, and the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB), to promote and celebrate the use of South African languages. 14 Sep 2023 Read more

SADiLaR researchers inspired by 2023 SALALS Conference
Three Digital Humanities researchers from the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) attended the 2023 Southern African Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Society (SALALS) Conference, hosted by Walter Sisulu University on its Mthatha Campus from 3 to 6 July 2023. 17 Aug 2023 Read more

SADiLaR director honoured at UFS International Conference
The executive director of the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR), Prof Langa Khumalo, was recently honoured for his contribution to multilingualism at the 1st International Conference on Language, Multilingualism, and Decolonisation Practices in Higher Education. 16 Aug 2023 Read more

NWU excited about first VC's Science Day
The North-West University (NWU) is gearing up to host the first Vice-Chancellor's (VC's) Science Day at Mabeskraal near Rustenburg in the Moses Kotane Municipality on 31 July 2023. 28 Jul 2023 Read more

SADiLaR celebrates successful 4th Rail workshop in Croatia
The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) hosted a successful fourth workshop on Resources for African Indigenous Languages (Rail) in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The annual workshop, which took place on 6 May 2023 as part of the 17th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2023), was organised by SADiLaR's Rooweither Mabuya, Mmasibidi Setaka and Prof Menno van Zaanen, and the CAM Foundation's Don Mthobela. 12 Jul 2023 Read more

SADiLaR-UJ externship highlights career possibilities in digital humanities
A group of linguistics and language practice students from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) recently attended an online workshop with staff from the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) to learn more about the career possibilities in the field of digital humanities. This one-day externship, which took place on 14 June 2023 via Zoom, offered the students a different perspective on the types of careers they could follow, once qualified. 10 Jul 2023 Read more

NWU excels again in QS World University Rankings - now tenth in Africa
The North-West University (NWU) has shown great improvement in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, moving up in ranking position locally, in Africa and globally. 30 Jun 2023 Read more

NWU Botanical Gardens Gallery presents 'When the Dust Settles' - a solo exhibition by Joe Turpin
At NWU Botanical Gardens Gallery, Turpin explores memories of his North-West heritage through the history of a bottle in his solo exhibition, "When the Dust Settles". 29 Jun 2023 Read more

SADiLaR-funded research gives a voice to Sepedi children with severe communication disabilities
The implementation of alternative forms of communication for children who are not yet literate - especially those who have severe communication needs and require picture-based systems to express themselves - has always been a key research interest for Prof Kerstin Tönsing. 21 Jun 2023 Read more

SADiLaR's Language Resource Repository empowers language research
The curation, distribution and maintenance of reusable digital text and speech resources for South Africa's official languages is of vital concern for research and development in the field of language technology. The data is important not only for the development of tools for facilitation of communication between different language groups but also for empowering local languages for use in modern communication systems. 20 Jun 2023 Read more

Another nuclear honour for Prof Bismark Tyobeka
With efficient, sustainable solutions needed more than ever to address global energy problems, the North-West University's (NWU) principal and vice-chancellor, Prof Bismark Tyobeka, continues to distinguish himself as a leading nuclear expert. 5 Jun 2023 Read more

NWU invites community partners to join a network of experts
The North-West University (NWU) appreciates the essential work of non-profit organisations (NPOs) and their impact on support provided to surrounding communities. The university extends an invitation to all its existing community partners as well as all other local NPOs ? including schools, faith-based and local government organisations - to register for the Community Stakeholder Forum meeting. 30 May 2023 Read more

Hard times need effective solutions to ensure agricultural growth - Prof Bismark Tyobeka
South Africa is dipping its toes into a recession, and the continued decline of parastatals such as Eskom and Transnet is escalating the country's economic woes. One of the many sectors that are facing suffocating constraints is also one of the most important ones: agriculture. 24 Mar 2023 Read more

Language resources audit to support multilingualism is underway in public universities of SA
Language continues to be a barrier to access and success for many students at South African higher education institutions. This was noted by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in their revised Language Policy Framework for Higher Education. This policy framework emphasises the importance of developing multilingual environments at South Africa's public higher education institutions as part of an ongoing effort to remove barriers to access and success in higher education in our multilingual society. 24 Feb 2023 Read more

NWU Gallery, Visual Narrative and ViNCO present the exhibition Decolonising the Book
Venue: NWU Art Gallery (North-West University, Building E7, Hoffman Street, Potchefstroom. 2520)
Exhibition title: Decolonising the Book
Time: 12.30-2.30pm
Opening date: 6 October 2022
Closing date: 28 October 2022
 7 Oct 2022 Read more

NWU Gallery in collaboration with The Blessing Ngobeni Art Prize presents the exhibition 'Inserted Bodies'
Venue: NWU Botanical Gardens Gallery
Exhibition title: Inserted Bodies
Time: 4.30-6pm
Opening date: 6 October 2022
Closing date: 28 October 2022
 6 Oct 2022 Read more

NWU Gallery and the Goethe Institut presents feminism exhibition in celebration of Women's Month
The North-West University Gallery in collaboration with the Goethe Institut, presents an exhibition titled Feminism ya Mang, Feminism Yethu, Feminism Yani curated by Samantha Modisenyane and Masechaba Moloi. The artists featured are Jodi Bieber, Amy Ayanda, Teresa Firmino, Helena Uambembe, Jabu Nadia Newman, Kelly Johnson, Lulama 'Wolf' Mlambo, Saaiqa and Thato Ramaisa. 15 Aug 2022 Read more

'Attached to the Soil' photography exhibit presented by NWU Gallery and Vinco
NWU students showcase photographic flair through exhibition titled Attached to the Soil presented by NWU Gallery, in collaboration with Vinco, the Fulbright Scholar Program and the Michigan State University. 11 Aug 2022 Read more

NWU host first of its kind indigenous astronomy conference
The North-West University (NWU) proudly hosted the inaugural three-day International Indigenous Astronomy Conference from 27-29 July 2022 at the Royal Marang Hotel in Rustenburg. 2 Aug 2022 Read more

NWU principal and vice-chancellor joins world leaders in nuclear science for international webinar
North-West University's principal and vice-chancellor, Dr Bismark Tyobeka, has been invited by prominent global leaders in nuclear affairs to be a panelist in an international webinar on the role of nuclear and radiology safety in the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. 11 Jul 2022 Read more

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