A launch and discussion on prof Johann Rossouw’s translation from the French of vernietig the latest novel of France’s most influential and controversial novelist, Michel Houellebecq took place on 23 November 2023.  Prof Henning Pieterse acted as conversation leader.  Follow this link to view the conversation.

Van toeka af die toekoms in

The Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French recently launched the book Van toeka af die toekoms in. Die geskiedenis van Afrikaans-Nederlands aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat, 1918-2023. Read more about the launch and publication here.
The book is available online as well.  For more information, click here.

In die rede geval (Charl-Pierre Naudé)

Dr Charl-Pierre Naudé, research fellow of department Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French, recently published a new book, In die rede geval.  Listen to the conversation between Naudé and Prof Johann Rossouw and Henning Pieterse at the book launch in Bloemfontein


Reinaard die Vos.  ʼn Vrye vertaling van Van den Vos Reynaerd.  Vertaal en berym deur H.J. Pieterse (Henning Pieterse)

This new publication by Henning Pieterse was launched on 14 October 2023 in Cape Town and on 25 Oktober 2023 in Bloemfontein.
Read more on the publication here.

At the event on 25 October the recent Afrikaans translation of Faust, done by Robert Schall, was also launched.  Prof Johann Rossouw and Dr Mathilda Smit spoke to the authors about their publications.


T: +27 51 401 2240 or

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

Humanities photo next to contact block

We use cookies to make interactions with our websites and services easy and meaningful, to better understand how they are used and to tailor advertising. You can read more and make your cookie choices here. By continuing to use this site you are giving us your consent to do this.