Advisory Board for Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French presents an information session


On October 13, the well-known and award-winning author and reviewer Charl-Pierre Naude spoke to students and staff of the department about the work, challenges and pitfalls of review writing. Naudé has, among other things, looked at factors within which the reviewer has to fulfill his role in South Africa today and also gave tips about his own chosen guidelines when writing a review.

On the one hand stands the academic review with its aims of "objective" assessment. On the other hand, the review is born from the New Journalism school of writing, which places the reviewer in the middle of the review, and which believes that all judgments are subjective but that responsible subjective judgment must be strived for. He pointed out the dangers and the benefits of each approach and alerted the audience to mistakes that should be avoided when writing a review.

The second speaker at the event was Mariska van der Merwe, a teacher at Meisieskool Oranje. Since a large number of the students are considering teaching as a career, she was able to provide valuable information about the challenges of teaching as a profession, about the expectations of parents, children and school principals.  She also shed light on the administrative burden that teachers face.  She meaningfully helped students prepare for a teaching career.


Mariska van der Merwe and Charl-Pierre Naude .


Book prizes were also presented to the top achievers of the Dutch module in the second year of study. The students received Dutch dictionaries which will mean a lot to them when they prepare for the international CNaVT exam in 2023. 


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Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

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

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