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Welcome to the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch

Last year, the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch celebrated its centenary. What will the new century bring? Follow us on social media and keep an eye on our news feed to stay up to date.

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What’s new? Woordfees is upon us! Go to Events to see where staff and former students of the Department are treading the boards, polishing texts behind the scenes or taking part in stimulating discussions.

IF.jpgProf Ilse Feinauer, the Ton and Anet Vosloo Chair in Afrikaans Language Practice, has been elected as the Chair of the Board of the South African Academy for Science and Arts (Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns). 

Benjamins_Translation Flows 2.pngProf Ilse Feinauer, Dr Amanda Marais and Mr Marius Swart have edited a volume in the highly regarded series Benjamins Translation Library. Translation Flows: Exploring networks of people, processes and products presents state of the art discussions on Translation Studies, showcasing the diversity of the discipline.


The second call for papers is out. Young researchers, get your ideas on paper and submit your abstract before 23 October 2023.

Prof Louise Viljoen has been awarded the Jan H Marais prize for scientific writing in Afrikaans. Read the press release HERE.

Prof Ilse Feinauer and Prof Rufus Gouws are the editors of a new book, Fritz Ponelis en die Afrikaanse taalwetenskap. And the book has been published just ahead of Prof Ponelis’s 81st birthday on 28 July 2023.

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About us

The Department of Afrikaans and Dutch is an exceptionally diverse centre of expertise in continuous discourse and cooperation with other national and international linguistic fields and professions. Quality research underlies the diverse activities centred around the Department’s established core, namely the study and teaching of Afrikaans and Dutch literature, linguistics and applied directions. Additionally, the Department provides a particularly wide offer of academic as well as practice-oriented, multilingual education in creative writing, lexicography, translation, interpreting and editing.

Click HERE to read more about the history of the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch.

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