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Language Heritage


The stories of unique regions and communities such as Op-die-Berg, Melkhoutfontein, Verlorenvlei, Vredenburg, Kalk Bay, as well as those of hearing and visually impaired people, are captured on video in recognition of the origin of Afrikaans-speaking senior citizens. Sign language interpretation and English subtitles are also provided. At the same time, local emerging artists portray these stories through visual art.


Simplification and refining of Dr Achmat Davids’ Academic Publication: “The Afrikaans of the Cape Muslims from 1815 -1915”, for the sake of easy reading for the general public.



Adam Small was honoured at the Artscape with a bust and a travelling archival exhibition, as well as a planned annual commemorative reading during the Adam Small Festival at Pniel.


The SBA history has been published in 2019, with annual addendums.


Students from the Faculty of Education at Stellenbosch University teach visitors to the US Woordfees 10 new isiXhosa words every day.