Workshops and Symposia

Below you will find information on the variety of workshops presented by the Department during September, as well as the International Symposium on Place Names.


Workshops: Carla Joubert (
Symposium: Dr Chrismi Loth (

Workshops and Courses

Basic South African Sign Language Short Learning Programme

The Department of South African Sign Language and Deaf Studies invites you to join one of our Basic South African Sign Language workshops. The department is a front runner with an online South African Sign Language Basic Communication course. This course is scheduled on a regular basis, and we are already in the final stages of an intermediate course.

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Basic SASL Workshop
Basic SASL Short Learning Programme


Learn SASL: Free daily webinar 

DeafSA are presenting free daily webinars for anyone who wants to learn South African Sign Language (SASL). 

Click here to register


Biennial International Symposium on Place Names 

The Department of South African Sign Language and Deaf Studies, in partnership with the Joint IGU/ICA Commission on Toponymy , is hosting the biennial International Symposium on Place Names from 29 September until 1 October 2021.

The vision of the International Symposium on Place Names series is to advance research on place names and to provide a platform for international collaboration in this regard. As such, in addition to the symposium, a workshop on documenting place names for both practitioners and researchers will directly precede the symposium. 

Research on signed place names have been included in this series since the previous symposium in 2019. 

Please click here for the symposium page 


T: +27 51 401 2240 or

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

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

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