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Academy of African Languages (ACALAN)
The African Academy of Languages (ACALAN), is a specialized institution of the African Union mandated to develop and promote the use of African languages in all the domains of the society.
The Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS)
The Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS), established in 1997, has been conceived as a Pan-African centre for creating research networks in Africa and its diaspora.The major area of current involvement of CASAS is the classification of African Languages on the basis of mutual intelligibility. This work is part of the CASAS Harmonization and Standardization of African Languages Project.
Department of Arts & Culture
The department is a thriving arts, culture and heritage sector contributing to sustainable economic development, leveraging on partnerships for a socially cohesive nation.
Linguistic Society of Southern Africa
The Linguistics Society of Southern Africa is broadly dedicated to promoting the discipline of Linguistics and to fostering research excellence concerning all the languages of Southern Africa.
National Heritage Council
The National Heritage Council of South Africa is a statutory body that is responsible for the preservation of the country's heritage.
PANSALB (Pan South African Language Board)
PANSALB was established to promote, and create conditions for the development and use all 11 official languages, including the khoe and San languages and the sign language.
SAFOS (Southern African Folklore Society)
SAFOS was formed as result of a need to have a body that would give voice to scholarship on matters pertaining Folklore Studies. SAFOS has become the repository of scholarship and critical engagement on matters pertaining to folklore especially in, but not limited to, theSouthern African Region.
The SALanguages site is concerned with the languages (official and non-official) spoken in South Africa.
South African Translators' Institute
The South African Translators' Institute (SATI) is a professional association for language practice professionals in South Africa. Membership is open to all translators, interpreters, editors, proofreaders, text reviewers, terminologists, copywriters and anyone else involved in the language practice industry.
International Internet sites
This website contains information about African Languages, and other African Language related resources. Currently mostly only the South African languages are covered, as well as Kiswahili and Cilubà.
Ethnologue: Languages of the World is a comprehensive reference work cataloging all of the world’s known living languages. Since 1951, the Ethnologue has been an active research project involving hundreds of linguists and other researchers around the world.
The LINGUIST List
The list provides a forum where academic linguists can discuss linguistic issues and exchange linguistic information.
Association and Institutes
African Association for Lexicography (AFRILEX)
The aim of Afrilex is the promotion and co-ordination of the research, study and teaching of lexicography.
African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA)
ALASA wat established to promote interaction between researchers, students and teachers of African languages and literature, and to assist in the promotion of research, language development and effective verbal and written communication in a multilingual society.
African Literature Association
The African Literature Association is an independent non-profit professional society open to scholars, teachers and writers from every country. It exists primarily to facilitate the attempts of a world-wide audience to appreciate the efforts of African writers and artists.
South African Association of Language Teachers
The most important objective of the Association is to serve language practitioners at all levels and in all spheres with an information and networking forum concerning issues in language teaching, e.g. new trends and developments, syllabi etc.
Southern African Applied Linguistics Association (SAALA)
The Southern African Applied Linguistics Association (SAALA) is a professional association of scholars who are interested in, and actively contributing to, the multidisciplinary field of applied linguistics.