Tag Archives: Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (WAT)
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Wicomb breathes new life into well-known Afrikaans poems

Randall Wicomb enchanted guests with his compositions of 13 love poems by Afrikaans poets at the WAT’s (Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal) first Fun with Words event of the year on Friday 22 February. With his new CD Êrens is jy Wicomb has realised one of his dreams – “to create a new awareness under […]

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Nissan and WAT create ‘moving dictionaries’

  The Borg ‘n Woord project of the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal recently received support from a surprising source. Mr Mannie Wiggett, dealer principle of Group 1 Nissan in Stellenbosch, decided to make a special contribution to Borg ‘n Woord by creating “moving dictionaries”. As part of a special offer, Group 1 Nissan will […]

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Staff and students have access to leading electronic dictionaries

16 October is International Dictionary Day and staff and students are reminded that they have free access to the best dictionaries in the world every day. To find the meaning of a word, a synonym or a translation, you can with the click of a button consult one of the JS Gericke Library’s many leading […]

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Marita van der Vyver chats about her new book ‘Die Blou van Onthou’

‘Kardoes’ is well-known Afrikaans writer Marita van der Vyver’s favourite Afrikaans word, but for the next round of the Borg ’n Woord (Sponsor a Word) project, organised by the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (WAT), she will sponsor the word ‘onthou’ (remember). Van der Vyver was the guest speaker at WAT’s recent Woordpret event (Fun […]

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Fun with words: 11 October

Marita van der Vyver at the WAT’s Woordpret (Fun with Words) Marita van der Vyver will be the guest at the next Woordpret of the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal on Thursday 11 October. Marita is a well-known Afrikaans writer, presently residing in France.  She will be talking about her new novel Die Blou van […]

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Elsabé Daneel entertains guests at WAT’s Woordpret event

On Friday 31 August, Elsabé Daneel entertained guests at a “Woordpret” event hosted by the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (WAT) in Stellenbosch. Elsabé is well known as actress and TV presenter.  She regularly acts as guest speaker, compère and adjudicator and is a guest lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch’s Department of Drama and […]

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Elsabé Daneel at the WAT’s Woordpret (Fun with Words)

Elsabé Daneel will be the guest at the next Woordpret event of the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal on 31 August. Elsabé is well known as actress and TV presenter.  She also regularly acts as guest speaker, compère and adjudicator.  She is a guest lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch’s Department of Drama and the […]

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SU celebrates International Dictionary Day

The Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (WAT) launched its new “Sponsor a Word” campaign on Friday as part of the celebrations of International Dictionary Day at Stellenbosch University (SU). At the celebrations, held in SU’s JS Gericke Library, the winners of the WAT Dictionary Competition, in which students from five clusters participated, were announced. They […]

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Woordpret: Theo Kemp talks on Skool at the WAT

Theo Kemp, author of the novel Skool, will be the guest at the Woordpret (Fun with Words) held at the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal on 23 September. Kemp is Director of the Breytenbach sentrum in Wellington and programme director of the KKNK. Under Oaks wine estate of Paarl will present some of the estate’s […]

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Woordpret at the WAT

Well-known TV-personality Dave Pepler will be the guest on 3 June at the second Woordpret this year of the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (WAT). Dave is well known as presenter of the programmes Groen and Groentjie on kykNet.  Dave has loved plants since his grandfather used to push him along in a wheelbarrow on his […]

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WAT old, but not old-fashioned, says board chairperson

The Dictionary of the Afrikaans Language (Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal, WAT) with Stellenbosch University as a main sponsor, may be old, but it is not old-fashioned. This was the message of Prof Magda Fourie, Vice-Rector: Teaching and Chairperson of the WAT Board at the celebration of the WAT’s 85 anniversary celebrations on the SU […]

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SU donates R1 million to WAT

SU donates R1 million to WAT

Stellenbosch University (SU) has made R1 million available to the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (Dictionary of the Afrikaans Language) (WAT). Prof Magda Fourie, Vice-Rector: Teaching, handed over the donation at a function on Friday, 7 May. SU has been hosting the WAT since 1930. At the function, Prof Fourie said that the donation was […]

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Storyteller Dirk van Schalkwyk at the WAT

Dr Dirk van Schalkwyk, former Editor in Chief of the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (WAT), is the guest at the second Woordpret of 2009 at the WAT on Friday 18 September 2009. Currently he regularly performs as storyteller across South Africa. His repertoire includes “kinderstories, skoolstories, spookstories, liegstories en vetstories” – (children’s stories, school […]

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