SASL Stars


Annemarie le Roux

"I love working with children.” This is one of the first things Annemarie le Roux mentions when asked to describe herself.."


Emily Matabane

I love teaching hearing people Sign Language,” Emily immediately mentions when asked about herself, “so that they can communicate with Deaf people and work with them...”


Peet Jacobs

Peet Jacobs is no stranger to the Deaf community in and around the UFS and Bloemfontein. He has been working at the University of the Free State (UFS) for the past six years...


Lerato Sheila Thamahane

Lerato Thamahane may be able to speak and understand all nine of South Africa’s official African languages, but it is a tenth language she is devoting her life to...

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Simoné du Preez

“A community needs a culture, and a culture needs a language.” Pause a moment and consider these words of Simoné du Preez...


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Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Neliswa Emeni-Tientcheu: +27 51 401 2536
Phyllis Masilo: +27 51 401 9683

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