Seminar: What is the economic value of Afrikaans for families and young people?
On Saturday 14 October, the Afrikaans Language Council, the Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument and Afrikaans.com will raise important questions regarding the economic value of Afrikaans for families and young people:
-What is the economic value of Afrikaans?
-Does Afrikaans make families richer or poorer?
-What is the secret behind successful Afrikaans-speaking people?
-How does one increase your child’s access to good job opportunities?
-How does one improve your child’s access to international opportunities?
The discussion leader is Prof Jannie Rossouw, well-known economist at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Our three speakers are:
-Karen Meiring: director of Afrikaans channels at Mnet;
-Dr Christa van Louw, businesswoman; and
-Marius Swart: language planning specialist in the department of Afrikaans and Dutch at Stellenbosch University.
Come and hear what the speakers have to say and take part in the discussion. This is not a mere listening opportunity. While we are going to speak, we also also want to hear everybody else’s views.
Venue: Historium Conference Centre, Pastorie Avenue, Paarl.
Day: Saturday 14 October
Attendance is free but seats are limited.
Contact Ria Olivier, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jeffrey Pietersen, email@example.com as soon as possible to secure a place for you and your family. Young people and learners are also welcome.
For more information, phone 021 872 3441 or 021 951 4391.