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Taalmonument 1975-2020 “Grounded in Africa”

The iconic Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument celebrates its 45th birthday in 2020. We therefore plan to turn 2020 into a grand year with numerous additional activities and celebrations to revel in the rich diversity of Afrikaans’s roots AND its contemporary forms.

Taalmonument 1975-2020 “Rotsvas in Afrika”

Die ikoniese Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en -monument vier haar 45ste verjaardag in 2020. Ons beplan dus om van 2020 ‘n grootse jaar maak, met talle bykomende aktiwiteite en vieringe om die ryke diversiteit van Afrikaans se wortels én hedendaagse gedaantes te besing.

How sexy is your Afrikaans?


The Afrikaans accent is just plain sexy! Within 6 months, the followers of and polling done by two major international travel websites, Big7Travel and Lovin, have ensured that the Afrikaans accent comes up number 2 and number 1 respectively on the sexy scale. Considering that there are about 7 000 languages spoken on the planet, this is quite an achievement… To improve your Afrikaans, and THE ACCENT, see the cyber options at the bottom of the Taalmonument’s ‘articles and resources’ website here. Photos by James Meakin.

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Praat jy sexy?


Die Afrikaanse aksent is net plein sexy! Binne 6 maande het twee groot internasionale reis-webtuistes, Big7Travel en Lovin, se volgelinge en peilings die Afrikaanse aksent onderskeidelik as nommer 2 en nommer 1 op die skaal van sexy aangewys. En dit boonop in ag geneem dat daar sowat 7 000 tale op die planeet is… Om jou Afrikaans, en DIE AKSENT, te verbeter, sien die kuber-opsies onderaan die Taalmonument se ‘artikels en bronne’-webblad hier. Foto’s deur James Meakin.

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Our Green Gallery poets speak their minds


“But a garden, the oldest sign of man’s quest for ordered beauty, a garden of poems, such as pressed flowers in an old book, how we rest there on a rock, a marshy trunk, a hidden violet winking!” This is how Philip Janse van Rensburg responds to the latest poetry exhibition in the Taalmonument’s open-air gallery. In addition, LitNet conducted interviews with most of the poets, which can be read here. But the best option is to visit the beautiful monument and Green Gallery itself.