Donation of African Language Classics from the National Library of South Africa (NLSA)

North-West University Libraries received 270 copies of African Language titles from the NLSA. The Reprint of South African Classics in Indigenous Languages Project was started by the NLSA in 2008. Books included in this project were nominated by the members of the public, librarians, authors, and academics.  The project sets to foster a culture of reading and respect for indigenous African Languages, but also to promote the African Language authors and their works. All 9 official African Languages are represented in the titles sent to NWU. There are 10 Setswana, 12 IsiXhosa, 10 Xitsonga, 8 Sesotho, 10 IsiZulu, 9 Tshivenda, 10 Sepedi, 11 SiSwati, and 10 IsiNdebele titles. All three NWU libraries will receive a copy of each of these titles.

Mafikeng Library staff members show some of the books donated by the NLSA