Tussen kans en uitdaging. De neerlandistiek in Zuid-Afrika
Dr Nael Hijjo, a Postdoctoral Fellow in
the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch has participated in the conference
organised by the Electoral Commission of South Africa in partnership with the
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa under the theme
“Safeguarding Electoral Integrity in the Digital Age: Strategies for Combatting
Digital Disinformation, an African Conference”.
The conference was held from the 2nd
to the 5th of March 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention
Centre (CCICC) and attended by nearly 200 delegates including senior representatives
from over 30 election management bodies (EMBs) across Africa, election
professionals and digital media experts from around the world including
representatives from the major social media platforms.
The Participation of Dr Hijjo comes in a
form of English<>Arabic simultaneous interpreting to the conference
delegates from Arabic countries including Tunisia and Egypt.