Preserving & Developing Indigenous Languages Conference 2016 – See us there

The Bangula team is extremely proud to announce that our founder, Hannietjie Sapire, Head of Languages and Translation at Bangula, will be speaking at the Preserving & Developing Indigenous Languages Conference 2016.

The conference is being hosted by Business Communicator at the Balalaika Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg on the 13th and 14th of July 2016.

The two day workshop aims to highlight challenges and solutions to the promotion of indigenous languages in South Africa and the best ways of learning a second language.

It will further examine the advantages and disadvantages of using indigenous languages in Higher Education in South Africa and it will also provide an update on language policy in Africa and share best practice strategies on how African languages can be developed.

After the conference delegates will be able to use their language and cultural rights effectively. This training will also highlight the value of using a language in human development.

This Summit will seek to cover the following topical issues:

  • Update on the national language policy of South Africa.
  • Acquaint yourself with Language learning approaches.
  • Best ways of translating, interpreting, editing and proofreading a language.
  • Latest language configuration in South Africa.
  • Recommendations on how language development can elevate and promote language usage in Africa.
  • Technical analysis of the status of multilingualism in South Africa.
  • ¬†Advantages and Disadvantages of learning indigenous languages in Higher Education.
  • Promotion and strengthening of African languages.

Speakers include:

Mmaboko Mogobe
Language and Cross Cultural Coordinator
United State Peace Corps of South Africa

Dr Mary Makgato
Senior Lecturer; School of Linguistics
Tshwane University of Technology

Professor Thapelo Selepe
Head; African Languages; North-West University , South Africa

Hannietjie Sapire Head of Languages and Translation
Bangula Lingo Centre

Professor Dannis Schauffer
Emeritus Professor of University of Kwa-Zulu Natal