On 18 August a fascinating and informative panel discussion took place at the Afrikaans Taalmonument themed ‘Language planning and language revival in Afrikaans’, a recording of which is now available online. The panel – consisting of Marius Swart (University of Stellenbosch), Chareldine van der Merwe (Friends of Afrikaans), Donovan Lawrence (University of the Western Cape) and Mogamat Alexander (author and heritage activist) – discussed, among other things, the greater recognition of Afrikaans’ rich varieties, language citizenship and language politics. The dozens of guests also commented and made suggestions.

Watch and listen to it on the ATM’s YouTube channel at youtu.be/RewawaVdGVI