Project: Co-financing the UGent Chair “South Africa: Languages, Literatures, Culture and Society”
Beneficiary: Ghent University
Budget: 21.000 euro
This Chair is the first Chair ever to be established at the UGent Faculty of Arts and Philosophy. The first chair holder, prof. Hein Willemse from the University of Pretoria, gave his inaugural speech in 2017, in the presence of the subsidiaries who made this Chair possible – including a representative of the Flemish Government, the vice-rector of Ghent University and representatives of the South Africa Foundation in Amsterdam. Each year this chair holder will teach in the course on Afrikaans, he or she will conduct joint research with the UGent colleagues and he or she will give guest lectures in Leiden and Amsterdam, thus fostering the collaboration between Ghent and the Netherlands on the topic of Afrikaans and South Africa.