Free lunchtime talk: How to learn an African language quickly

You are invited to a free Lunchtime Soapbox talk entitled:

Thatha machance, thetha nama-millions! Take the chance, speak with millions! How to learn an African language very quickly by Tessa Dowling

Tessa Dowling is Adjunct Professor of African Languages at UCT’s School of Languages and Literatures and her presentation is aimed at showing people how to start their own African language learning process without spending much money or effort.

Tessa Dowling

With just a few simple ideas and tips you could start thetha/khuluma/bua-ing in a day and eventually know enough to hear the gossip going on all around you and to say something quirky and fun every day in another language.

A delicious and affordable (from R35) brown bag lunch will be on sale at the venue.

Date: Thursday 1 July

Time: 12:45 for 13:00pm

Venue: Lobby Books, Cape Town Democracy Center, 6 Spin Street

Contact: Andreas Spath at or 021 467 7606

Parking options:
Street parking in the area is safe and will cost you R3.50 per hour.
Parking garages open to the public in the area include:

  • Plein Park (Plein Street; to get to the entrance, turn off Plein Street into Barrack Street and then into Corporation Street).
  • Mandela Rhodes Place (entrance in Burg Street, off Wale Street)

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