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Language Heritage

STORIES:

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.

BOKAAP-AFRIKAANS:

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.

HONOURING:

ADAM SMALL:

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.

HISTORY DOCUMENTATION:

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

#AMAGAMA (VOCABULARY):

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