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What economists will be listening for in the budget speech
  • The Minister of Finance is up for a tough speech on Wednesday.
  • Economists would like to hear about spending cuts accompanied by a major review of budgets and spending.
  • Further austerity measures can cause a service delivery crisis. 19 Feb 2024 Read more

  • South Africa is squandering its export opportunities
  • It is peak export season for the fruit industry and there is still a backlog of exports.
  • The impact of the logistics crises caused by Transnet and the ports are having far-reaching negative consequences.
  • Export industries are pleading for a chance to help, but government is unwilling to get out of the way. 8 Feb 2024 Read more

  • DHASA 2023 highlights importance of digital humanities for inclusion
    A total of nine researchers from the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) participated in DHASA 2023, the fourth conference of the Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA) which was hosted at the Nelson Mandela University in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, from 27 November to 1 December 2023. 26 Jan 2024 Read more

    SADiLaR shines spotlight on research during spring conference season
    The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) enjoyed a strong representation during South Africa’s spring conference season. Several of its digital humanities researchers showcased their research at a series of conferences which took place across South Africa during September and October 2023. 23 Nov 2023 Read more

    Space biology will be a first for Africa
    It will be a first for Africa: One innovative step by the North-West University (NWU) and one giant leap by the continent. The NWU's Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences is set to launch the research area UWN@ygoloiBecapS. 1 Nov 2023 Read more

    Anatomica Botanica Architecta
    The NWU Botanical Gardens Gallery is proud to present a group exhibition Anatomica Botanica Architecta, at the North-West University Botanical Gardens Gallery (Potchefstroom Campus) from 27 October 2023. 30 Oct 2023 Read more

    ATKV dictionary award a feather in SADiLaR's cap
    The first-ever dictionary for N|uu, one of South Africa's highly endangered minority languages with only one remaining fluent speaker, has been awarded the ATKV Wordwise Prize (Woordwystoekenning) for 2023 at the ATKV Woordveertjies (Afrikaans Language and Culture Association Word Feathers), an annual celebration of outstanding contributions around the Afrikaans word. 26 Oct 2023 Read more

    SWiP project to champion SA's indigenous languages online
    "The dislocation of our languages is perpetuated by not having pride to speak one's own mother tongue. We can only say a language is developed when it has doctors, professors, writers and artists who write down their work, poems and songs in isiNdebele. I am grateful for the support and efforts to develop our language to be an equal to others." 26 Oct 2023 Read more

    In a struggling economy, market to Millennials or miss out
    Their pockets help fuel our economy and their spending habits determine the success of many business endeavours. They were born between 1981 and 1996, they are called Millennials and, according to Prof Roland Goldberg from the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the North-West University (NWU), retailers would be remiss to ignore their specific spending needs. 13 Oct 2023 Read more

    Nepotism is stealing Africa's future
  • Nepotism is not limited to isolated cases in Africa, but a trend throughout the continent.
  • Allowing nepotism practices through family, friends and those least qualified to occupy leadership positions is tantamount to stealing Africa's future from its young generation.
  • The liberation movement of the 1960s has not succeeded in addressing nepotism successfully as we see today that the post-colonial project has failed to resolve many socio-economic issues. 12 Oct 2023 Read more

  • Hamas attack on Israel: What does this mean for South Africa?
  • Crude oil prices are set to skyrocket after the attack on Israel.
  • Israel is going to retaliate with full force.
  • The attack has massive global implications. 12 Oct 2023 Read more

  • SADiLaR researcher selected for Open Seeds OLS-8 cohort
    A digital humanities researcher from the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) has been selected for the next cohort of the Open Life Science (OLS) Open Seeds programme, an international mentoring and training programme for early stage researchers and young leaders interested in applying open principles in their work and becoming open science ambassadors in their communities. 6 Oct 2023 Read more

    DH-Ignite: Digital upskilling in the spotlight at 3rd regional event
    The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) recently hosted another successful DH-Ignite regional event at the Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo in Kempton Park, Gauteng. Humanities and social sciences staff and students from public universities in Gauteng, Northern Cape, Free State and North West joined the three-day event from 23 to 25 August 2023 to upskill themselves on and share experiences of digital and computational methods and practices for application in their own research and teaching. 5 Oct 2023 Read more

    New Carpentries-certified instructor trainers to bolster digital skills in research
    Two digital humanities researchers from the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) have been included in The Carpentries' newest cohort of certified instructor trainers. Following the completion of a 10 week-long 'Train-the-Trainer' course, Mmasibidi Setaka and Rooweither Mabuya are now certified to train and certify Carpentries instructors. 4 Oct 2023 Read more

    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


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