"I don't speak 'African' because 'African' is not a language." "Africans do not all look alike." "Africa existed before colonialism." These are just some of the messages young Africans studying in the US are sending out in a new viral photographic campaign.
To foster a lifelong love for reading among the world's children, Biblionef donates books to schools, libraries and early childhood development centres. The project has reached some 3 million children, introducing them to a world of new stories and ideas.
English has been spoken in South Africa for over 200 years, evolving into a distinct dialect with a vocabulary strongly influenced by indigenous languages. Learn to understand the locals with our comprehensive guide to Mzanzi taal.
A South African electrical engineer turned author has developed 480 new Zulu words to explain contemporary science and technology terms.
While English is spoken everywhere in South Africa, here there are as many Englishes as there are people who claim to speak the language - either as a first or 11th language, writes Jacob Dlamini.
Learning a new language is daunting, especially when it's full of strange clicks. But Zulu trainer Sharl Henning assures his students they will be able to communicate in South Africa's most widely spoken language in just 12 months.
September is Heritage Month, when South Africans celebrate the country's rich diversity in art, performance, history, customs and traditions, language, food, and the spoken and written word.