The African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) was established in 1979 as a non-discriminatory, non-profit-making association at a conference hosted by the Department of African Languages of the University of South Africa (UNISA).

ALASA has two main aims:

1. to promote interaction between researchers, students and teachers of African languages and literature, and
2. to assist in the promotion of research, language development and effective verbal and written communication in a multilingual society, for example, in matters relating to language planning and policy, education policy and liaison with other organisations with similar interests.


ALASA in collaboration with Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Fundani CHED) will be hosting an International Conference of the African Language Association of Southern Africa.
Date 24-26 June 2015
Conference venue: The Granger Bay Hotel School, Cape Town

Conference website:

Latest ALASA Newsletter (Oct. 2014)

The South African Journal of African Languages is published in association with ALASA. Follow the link to NISC's site for the latest edition.