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Police drop in on monument!

On Tuesday, 16 July, the Taalmonument was a sight for sore eyes as it was the finish line for those participating in the mountaineering challenge of the South African Police Service’s national road cycling championships 2019. To thank the police officers for their selfless work, the monument made the site available for free for this event. About 120 cyclists from all nine provinces and the SAPS headquarters are participating in the championships, which take place in and around Paarl between 14 and 19 July.

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Polisie sak toe op monument!

Die Taalmonument was op Dinsdag, 16 Julie, ʼn welkome eindpunt vir deelnemers aan die bergklim-uitdaging van die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiediens se nasionale padfietsrykampioenskappe 2019. Uit dank vir die polisielede se onbaatsugtige werk, het die monument die terrein gratis beskikbaar gestel vir hierdie geleentheid. Sowat 120 fietsryers van al nege provinsies en die SAPD se hoofkantoor neem deel aan die kampioenskappe, wat tussen 14 en 19 Julie in en om die Paarl plaasvind.

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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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