The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. It promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. One important goal of the Goethe-Institut is to promote international cultural cooperation by organising a broad variety of events to present German culture. The Goethe Institute in Johannesburg regulates the work in the Subsaharan countries including 9 institutes and 5 Goethe reading/cultural centers. In addition we work together with German embassies in countries where Goethe is not represented. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) is an independent policy research and advocacy organisation. It is one of South Africa's leading development think tanks, focusing on critical national development issues and their relationship to economic growth and democratic consolidation. Through examining South African realities and international experience, CDE formulates practical policy proposals outlining ways in which South Africa can tackle major social and economic challenges. CDE has a special focus on the role of business and markets in development.
CDE's research reports are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
The HSRC is South Africa's statutory research agency. It conducts research that generates critical and independent knowledge relative to all aspects of human and social development. It supports development nationally, in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and in Africa. The HSRC aligns its research activities and structures to South Africa's national development priorities: notably poverty reduction through economic development, skills enhancement, job creation, the elimination of discrimination and inequalities, and effective service delivery. ... [according to site editor's information]
An online educational resource designed especially for high school and undergraduate students.
The site contains original video interviews with 45 South African activists.Full-length interviews are available, along with 140 interview segments organized topically.
Furthermore, the site contains raw video footage documenting mass resistance and police repression, historical documents, rare photographs, original narratives and essays, and educational activities that use the primary materials on the site.
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Homepage of the University of Cape Town - South Africa. You can find the following institutes and centres, all of which have their own homepage: Centre for African Studies, African Gender Institute, Department Social Anthropology, South African College of Music, as well as the African Studies Library. [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the University of the Free State - South Africa. You can find the following departments: African Languages (esp. Sesotho / Southern Sotho); Afroasiatic Studies, Sign Language, and Language Practice; Anthropology; Centre for Africa Studies. You can find the following research projects: The cultural turn in South African translations (translations into English, Sotho, Xhosa and Zulu); Movable cultural objects, international law and the estrangement of national property: colonialism, the development of universal collections and the conceptualization of the raison d'être of a national heritage vis-à-vis international cultural interchange; Metaphor and religious conceptions of land. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the University of Venda, South Africa. You can find the following interesting studies / centres: M.E.R Mathivha Centre for African Languages, Arts and Culture, Tshivenda Language Research and Development Centre, Indigenous Music and Oral History. [editors ilissAfrica]
Zulu <=> English dictionary with basic grammar rules and pronunciation including audio samples.Besides searching for simple words, it is possible to look for a chain of words, like adjective + noun (e.g. "big tree") or for inflected verbs (e.g. asimbonanga = we/they did not see him/her). Furthermore there are a few infos about Zulu books or movies. ... [editors ilissAfrica]