I read the news every morning while driving to work in Johannesburg. I can’t help it - big signs on the side of the road shout newspaper headlines to me as I wait for traffic to move. Some of the...

Societal prejudices and barriers prevent deaf Angolans from enjoying their human rights fully. One of the major barriers is the lack of acceptance and usage of sign language. As a result, most deaf people in Angola...

Promoting sign language for socio-economic development & as a human rights conce


The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) recognizes that any people’s socio-economic development is not really possible if their language is...

Zimbabwe finally has its first comprehensive Sign Language dictionary. Authoritative and up-to-date, the dictionary will prove to be the standard reference book for years to come. It will be an indispensable guide...

Budget Tracking and Monitoring of Public Service Delivery in the education sector for the Deaf in Zambia

The overall goal of this project is to attain full participation, equality, and...

Life in Swaziland will never be the same for the deaf – now that the University of Swaziland (UNISWA) has embarked on a ground-breaking sign language project.

Run by the university’s...


A Tonga Language, Culture and Development symposium will be held in Binga, Zimbabwe from 13th – 15th June 2012. The event will be implemented by the University of Zimbabwe...


The Mozambique Sign Language Dictionary will be launched in Maputo on Thursday 21 February 2013. The dictionary, which was wholly funded by the Open Society Initiative for...

NADDZ is a Zambia-based NGO.

It was established with a view to promote and encourage mutual and integrated development between the Deaf and the hearing through community participation, teaching Sign Language...

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