24 Feb: The International Mother Tongue Day Public Symposium

23 Feb 2018 - 15:15

Saturday, 24 February 2018, Venue: Iziko Slave Lodge Museum

Chaired by: Ryland Fisher

10h30 – 11h00 Arrival and Registration

11h00 – 11h05 Introduction of the Speakers

11h05 – 11h20 Mr Khwezi Mpumlwana( National Heritage Council)

“Role of the National Heritage Council in Preserving Our Linguistic Heritage”.

11h20 – 11h35 Ms Xolisa Guzula(PhD Doctoral Candidate, researcher and educator in Multilingualism in Learning)
“The Role of Multilingual Education”

11h35 – 11h50 Dr MantoaMotintyane(senior lecturer and Head of African Languages and Literatures in the School of Languages and Literatures at the University of Cape Town)
“The Role of African Languages and Literatures in the School of Languages and Literatures”

11h50 – 12h05 Mr MartinusFredericks“Preservation of the Nama Language and Culture” –

12h05 – 12h20 Emile Jansen(Founder of Pioneer South African Hip Hop Group Black Noise & NPO Heal the Hood Project. Breakdancer, Author, MC)

“Mother Tongues and National Identity”

12h20 – 12h35 Dr Matthias Brenzinger(Director of CALDi – Centre for African Language Diversity in the Linguistic section of the School of African & Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Cape Town)

“Why did and do African language disappear? On the threats to heritage languages in Southern Africa”

12h20 – 12h50 Discussion Closing remarks

12h50 – 12h55 Departure