Links to Relevant Web Sites

This page provides links to sites of interest to users
of English. If you know of any links to sites that may interest our
users, please inform the webmaster.


Language Usage

  • Ask Oxford.
    The official website of Oxford dictionaries. Includes a free search of
    the Compact Oxford Dictionary and a free inquiry service on
    dictionaries, grammar, spelling, symbols, the English language, usage,
    words and word origins.
  • Words and Phrases Old and New – A
    chance for entertainment and enlightment.
    Subscribe to this service at:
  • Internet Grammar
    The Internet Grammar of English is an online course
    in English grammar written primarily for university undergraduates.
    However, we hope that it will be useful to everyone who is interested
    in the English language. IGE does not assume any prior knowledge of
    grammar. Users of this service must pay a fee and must have Javascript
    on their computers.
  • Oxford Editorial A private website
    dedicated by a former Oxford staff member to The Oxford Dictionary for
    Writers and Editors and The Oxford Guide to Style (the revised edition
    of the famous Hart's Rules for Compositors and Readers). Also contains
    useful links.

South African Language- and Literature related
Organisations, Institutions and Websites.

    • Teaching English Today
    • Dictionary Unit – Rhodes University
    • National English Literary Museum
      The principal institution for research into South African literature
      written in English.
    • Institute for the Study of English in Africa
    • IBBY SA South African branch of the
      International Board on Books for the Young. The only organization
      devoted to children’s books in all languages in South Africa. The
      website includes news and a membership form for those wanting to access
    • South African Translators’ Institute
      Among the activities of the Institute, it administers the SATI Prizes
      for Outstanding Translation and Dictionaries.
    • Professional Editors' Group The
      national organisation for professional editors. Among its acitivities
      it produces a newsletter listing job opportunities.
    • Toastmasters Southern Africa is an
      organization consisting of clubs of 20 members, where communication and
      leadership skills are enhanced. Toastmaster clubs provide a supportive
      environment for learning public speaking skills..
    • Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa


  • Centre for the Book

The Centre for the Book is a unit of the National Library of South
Africa. Its mission is to promote a South African culture of reading,
writing and publishing in all local languages, and easy access to books
for all South Africans.
The core functions of the Centre for the Book:


    • Information and advice
  • Advocacy
  • Book development

The Centre for the Book website, the Children’s Literature Network, the
Small Publisher’s Blog, the Writer’s Network Blog and E-groups and
newsgroups provide daily sites for gathering and dissemination of
information on books, reading, writing, publishing, libraries,
book-selling and related issues. Particularly helpful are its
publications on how to get one’s work published.

  • LitNet The largest national
    literary site in South Africa, covering information, news and debate
    about fiction, poetry, theatre, film and more general cultural issues.
  • Book SA Another South African
    website on literature, including news, blogs and a search facility to
    help you find a book at a book dealer. http://
  • National
    Lotteries Board


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