Lost Tongue

Around this time last year we wrote about the plight of Hanna Koper and her two sisters, thought to be the last remaining speakers of the N|uu San language. Never previously recorded in writing N|uu is on the verge of extinction. In an effort to preserve the language for future generations, Hanna and her siblings have been working with linguists … Read more

Preserving Culture Through Language

With the recent anniversary of the 1976 Soweto Uprising, South Africans are all too aware of the importance of preserving language, and how the loss of a language can lead to the loss of a culture. So when we hear about an African language on the verge of extinction it should make us stand up and … Read more

Mapungubwe: The Lost City

Last week saw our Minister of Arts & Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile, officially launching Heritage Month which takes place in September each year. South Africa is home to eight of the world’s official heritage sites, as determined by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. Mapungubwe, in Limpopo, is one such site, and richly deserving of its title. … Read more