We will lose our identity if African languages are left behind in the world of technology

Published On: 13 November 2020|

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is regarded as the era when things become smaller and faster. However, the smaller part is debatable because when it comes to data mining, that is, analysing data sets and finding patterns to generate new information, these databases need to be bigger than ever before.

This is how Dr Lehlohonolo Mohasi prefaced her talk at the Round Table of the Community of Practice for African Languages (CoPAL) of the Teaching and Learning Strategy Group of Universities South Africa (USAf), the umbrella body of the country’s 26 public universities.

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