About Us

About us

The African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) was established in 1979 as a non-discriminatory, non-profit-making association at a conference hosted by the Department of African Languages of the University of South Africa (UNISA).

ALASA has two main aims:

1. to promote interaction between researchers, students and teachers of African languages and literature, and
2. to assist in promoting research, language development and effective verbal and written communication in a multilingual society, for example, in matters relating to language planning and policy, education policy and liaison with other organisations with similar interests.

Postponement of the 2020 Interim (ALASA) Conference to 2021


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Cancelllation of the easten cape regional conference of ALASA

Considering the prohibition of gatherings of more than 100 people, as announced by the State President, and the more detailed communique from the University to postpone conferences in and outside the institution, we regret to cancel our regional forum.

We thank you for the trouble you took to prepare and send us your abstracts.