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DUT opens WASLI African style

DUT opens WASLI African style

The Durban University of Technology’s Intercultural Studies Group from Translation and Interpreting Practice Programme performed for thousands of delegates from all over the world at the opening ceremony of the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters Conference 2011 (WASLI) held in Durban from 14 to 16 July 2011…

The Durban University of Technology’s Intercultural Studies Group from Translation and Interpreting Practice Programme performed for thousands of delegates from all over the world at the opening ceremony of the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters Conference 2011 (WASLI) held in Durban from 14 to 16 July 2011.

WASLI last came to South Africa in 2005. Group member, Nomkhuleko Ngubane said, they were honoured to be asked to perform at the conference, saying it was an exciting experience for them and they wish to thank their Intercultural studies lecturer Bhekabani Dlamini for encouraging them to love and embrace their culture.

Delegates at the conference were very impressed by the performance of these students, thanking organisers for arranging such an opening with an African style. Bhekabani Dlamini said, “This subject emphasizes the notion of multiculturalism since South Africa is a diverse country. As a result, students are not taught their culture(s) only but they are also encouraged to learn other cultures as well.”

– Andile Dube

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