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SADiLaR raises global visibility from Poland to Italy
Menno van Zaanen, professor of digital humanities at the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) recently spent a productive two weeks at the University of Gdańsk in Poland to conduct teaching activities and interdisciplinary research in digital humanities. Dr Karolina Rudnicka invited him from the Faculty of Languages as part of the university's 4th edition of the 'Visiting Professors UG' programme, which is aimed at increasing the internationalisation of education by exposing students and researchers to excellent researchers from around the world. 15 Jul 2024 Read more

First-of-a-kind study measures children’s utterances in Southern Bantu languages
A study published by the Child Language Development node of the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) is the first of its kind to measure children’s utterances in isiXhosa, Sesotho, Setswana and Xitsonga. 20 Jun 2024 Read more

SADiLaR director elected as fellow of the Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences
The director of the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR), Prof Langa Khumalo, has been elected as fellow of the Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences (ZAS). 19 Jun 2024 Read more

SADiLaR’s strategic vision presented to Clarin management
Stakeholder engagement is a crucial part of the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR)'s strategic mission. With the adoption of a new five-year strategy plan, the infrastructure is dedicated to promoting its mandate and establishing a local and global presence to attract potential partners in the domains of natural language processing and digital humanities. This commitment was reinforced by the infrastructure's acceptance as a full member of Clarin, a distributed European digital infrastructure consortium, as of 1 January 2024. 13 Jun 2024 Read more

SADiLaR celebrates PhD aimed at improving Sesotho learners' reading skills
A former high school teacher's quest to improve the poor reading ability of learners in low-resource languages has resulted in a groundbreaking PhD centered on the development of a means to measure text readability while developing digital language resources for Sesotho. This research is the first of its kind and will also serve as a model for other Bantu languages. 4 Jun 2024 Read more

Prof Bismark awarded National Order Of Merit by France
Prof Bismark Tyobeka, principal and vice-chancellor of the North-West University (NWU) has been awarded the prestigious National Order of Merit, also known as the l’Ordre National du Mérite, on behalf of the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron. 27 May 2024 Read more

Former world and national Morganti Ju-Jitsu champion bags a PhD
Moses Radebe, a two-time world Morganti Ju-Jitsu and a five-time national Ju-Jitsu champion, graduated with a PhD in radiation science at the North-West University (NWU) on 20 May 2024. 23 May 2024 Read more

GoAllOut student chapter breaks Guinness World Record
The North-West University’s GoAllOut Organisation student chapter has achieved a historic accolade in breaking the Guinness World Record with their Pad the Way project for the longest line of sanitary pads. 17 May 2024 Read more

Seven Eagles to soar at the 2024 Olympic Games in France
In a little more than two months, the 2024 Olympic Games will be hosted in Paris, France, and a number of North-West University (NWU) Eagles will make the journey to the Île-de-France region to represent South Africa... and New Zealand. 15 May 2024 Read more

Child speech database research project attracts international attention
A research project aimed at compiling a child speech database for the South African context, with a focus on speech samples of typically developing Afrikaans and Sesotho sa Leboa-speaking children, is garnering attention both nationally and internationally. 7 May 2024 Read more

Siya celebrates Rassie
On Thursday 2 May, Rassie Erasmus received an honorary doctorate from the North-West University (NWU) where he was joined by his national captain, Siya Kolisi. 7 May 2024 Read more

“Yster” Rassie Erasmus receives honorary doctorate
On Thursday, 2 May, the North-West University (NWU) bestowed an honorary doctorate on Springbok coach and SA Rugby’s former director of rugby, Rassie Erasmus. 7 May 2024 Read more

From cultivation to cup: South Africa must brew up rooibos tea tourism
  • Rooibos tea, which is indigenous to South Africa, is a significant part of the country’s cultural tapestry and holds many tourism opportunities.
  • By concentrating on rooibos – from its cultivation to its deep cultural and historical roots – the authenticity of the tourist experience can be enhanced.
  • Rooibos tea is an exceptional South African product that has captivated the global market, reaching over 30 countries. It is growing in popularity due to its health and wellness properties.
 30 Apr 2024 Read more

Former Springbok captain Adriaan Strauss receives his MBA at the NWU with distinction
Former Springbok captain and firebrand Cheetahs and Bulls hooker, Adriaan Strauss, graduated with honours from North-West University (NWU) with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) on Thursday, 25 April. 30 Apr 2024 Read more

SADiLaR funding helps launch the ǂKhomani | Hugh Brody Archive
A research project, funded by the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR), has helped realise the long-held dream of South Africa’s ǂKhomani community to share their proud history with the rest of the world. 25 Apr 2024 Read more

Prof Bismark lauds Springboks as Newsmaker of the Year
The World Cup winning Springboks were named the 2023 Newsmaker of the Year by the National Press Club on Wednesday 17 April. The event is sponsored by the North-West University (NWU) and was held at the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens. Prof Bismark Tyobeka, principal and vice-chancellor of the NWU, lauded the Springboks for their immense achievements and their contributions to nation building, whilst also highlighting the integral role the press plays in working democracy. 22 Apr 2024 Read more

NWU Chartered Accountancy students excel in 2024 ITC
  • 97% of the NWU's candidates passed the exam.
  • The national average pass rate was 67%.
  • The NWU's ICAN candidates achieved a 100% pass rate.
 15 Apr 2024 Read more

Botswana should be praised for its conservation efforts, not chastised by Germany
Germany’s proposed ban on the import of hunting trophies over poaching concerns has drawn the ire of Botswana’s President, Mokgweetsi Masisi. Botswana is home to the world’s largest elephant population, which has grown to more than 130,000. 5 Apr 2024 Read more

Africa unites to bring nuclear nutrition expertise to the continent
According to the Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition – Statistics and Trends 2023 report, Africa’s malnutrition figures are staggering. More than 280 million people on the continent, or about 20% of the population, are undernourished. More worryingly, this figure shows an increase of almost 60 million people since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. 2 Apr 2024 Read more

Prof. Bismark Tyobeka calls for meritocratic approach to appointment of executives and board members in SOEs
A continued downward trajectory is the only possible forecast for South Africa’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) if political appointments in SOEs continue to take precedence over expertise. 28 Mar 2024 Read more

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