Five tales / pieces of oral literature written down (Xhosa, South Africa; Lenje, Zambia; Congo; Mbuti; Congo; Lamba, Zambia).Unfortunately, there is little background information about the tales, the videos do not function either. There are interactive questions to each story. [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]
This site was built up by a student of African Studies who on the one hand presents papers written by herself, on the other hand a project run by students of the African Studies at the Humboldt University Berlin (head of the project Dr. Deutsch). The project aimed at creating a bibliography about the Maji-Maji Rebellion against German Colonial Rule in 1905 in Tanzania by providing ready access to a particular type of historical sources - articles published by contemporary observers in German newspapers and journals - which non-German speakers often have great difficulties to locate. The bibliography is in English.
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Very detailed and extensive site about Sesotho / Southern Sotho: an extensive dictionary in different versions, grammar, teaching resources, exercises (incl. crosswords etc), a bibliography of secondary and primary literature in Southern Sotho, research done (partly including full texts), background information on the language and its speakers (the Basotho), proverbs, oral literature, first names and much more. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
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]
The AWB is a racist, right-wing and nationalist movement of Boers that aims to "resist the degeneration and destruction of Western values". Its leader is Eugène Ney Terre'Blanche. [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the University of Limpopo - South Africa. You can study the following languages: Northern Sotho, Xitsonga, TshiVenda. There is research about Oral Narratives Collection in Limpopo. The university has a Sepedi Language Research and Development Centre. Under "New and Publications" you will find the Limpopo Leader with information about conferences and other background articles. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
South African e-journal about literary translations. Poetry, short stories, essays and oral literature can be submitted / are available as full texts / can be translated in the following languages: Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Tswana, Tsonga, Southern otho (Sesotho), Northern Sotho (Sepedi), French, Dutch, Venda, Swati.
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]