Welcome to the website of the English Academy of Southern Africa – a home of English studies in Southern Africa. On this site you will find news and photographs of recent events that the Academy has hosted. These include conferences and public lectures, occasional schools and seminars on English-related topics, and the presentation of of the Academy’s prestigious prizes and awards, lectures, conferences and schools. You can read interesting and provocative articles and speeches on literature and language matters in South Africa. We offer help and advice on language through our language advisory service and links to other organizations and websites. Our recommended reading list will direct you to the best guides to English language and usage currently on the market. The Academy is well known for its prestigious academic journal, the English Academy Review: Southern African Journal of English Studies, and you can read full details about it. The site tells you how to join the Academy, support its activties and obtain its journal and newsletter.



The English Academy of Southern Africa was founded in 1961. It is an association dedicated to promoting the effective use of English as a dynamic language in Southern Africa. Membership is open to all persons and organizations identifying with the Academy's mission and sharing its vision.

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