4th International Conference
First Circular

10 April 1999


Organiser Afrilex: Prof. D.J. Prinsloo

Department of African Languages

University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa.

Tel. (012) 420-2320, Fax (012) 420-3163, Cell phone 083-302-32-31



You are cordially invited to attend the Fourth International Conference of the African Association for Lexicography.



Date: Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 July 1999

Venue: 2-27 Education Building, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa



All aspects of the conference organisation will be handled by the Organiser and all correspondence, hostel reservations, queries, etc. should be directed to him at the address given above.



Members: R160; Non-members: R190; late registration (at Conference Venue): R200


The registration fee includes luncheons on 5 and 6 July and the Pharos Conference Dinner on Monday evening.


To register for the Conference, please complete the REPLY FORM (included) and return it to the organiser with the registration fee to reach him no later than 5 June 1999. (Note, however, early deadline for Hostel reservation below).


A final circular including the programme, details in respect of catering on campus, parking arrangements, etc. will be mailed to those registered for the Conference. It is also compulsory for presenters of papers to register in advance



University Hostel

Bed and breakfast at R80 per night. Hostel accommodation is available for the nights of 4 and 5 July. The Hostel authorities enforce an early deadline, 10 May 1999. Full payment for hostel accommodation namely R80 for one night or R160 for two nights must reach the organiser no later than 10 May 1999.


Guest House: Central reservations

Pretoria Guest and Private House Reservations*: P.O. Box 12557, Hatfield 0028, South Africa

Contact persons: Ronelle Henning or Erika du Preez, Tel. +27-12-46 5327, Fax +27-12-46 9276, Cell phone 082 566 3958, E-mail

(* agency which deals with hotels and guest houses in the vicinity of the campus, at no extra charge to client)

Daily tariffs (at time of going to press):

Accommodation and breakfast, from R150.00 per person (single), R100.00 per person (sharing)

Upon making a reservation you will be informed of the deposit required to confirm your booking.

Please select a Guest House which is in walking distance of the University of Pretoria. At an extra charge, this agency also arranges transport to and from the airport, from your guesthouse to the conference venue and back, as well as a variety of excursions. Please request details from above address.



A shuttle bus service is in operation between the Johannesburg International Airport and Pretoria (corner of Vermeulen and Prinsloo streets in Pretoria) @ R50 per trip. Take a taxi / bus to the main gate of the University of Pretoria (corner of Lynnwood and Roper streets).



African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA): 7 9 July 1999 (Organiser: Prof. S.E. Bosch, Tel. (012) 429-8253, E-mail:

Linguistic Society of Southern Africa (LSSA): 5 7 July 1999 (More information: Lawrie Barnes, Tel. (012) 429-6687, E-mail



For the latest on the 4th International Conference and other Afrilex activities, visit the Afrilex web site at:


AFRILEX greetings,



Daan Prinsloo: Organiser


4th International Conference


(i) Registration

(ii) Accommodation in a university hostel


Please complete this form and return it to:

Prof. D.J. Prinsloo, Dept. of African Languages, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa.


Title, Initials and Surname: ____________________________

Postal Address: _________________________________________



Postal Code: ______                                      

Tel.: _______________________(H)______________________(O)

Fax: ________________________(H)______________________(O)

E-mail: ______________________@__________________________

(i) REGISTRATION................................. = R____

(R160 for members, R190 for non-members)

(ii) ACCOMMODATION in a university hostel for the nights:

                           4/7/99 5/7/99           

(mark with X) |....| |....| x R80 = R____

TOTAL (Registration + Accommodation) ............ = R____


Included please find my cheque / postal order for R_____.

Please note: full payment for accommodation in a university hostel must be included and reach us no later than 10 May 1999.


(The Organiser will acknowledge receipt of this reply form and payment within 10 days.)


Please make cheques / postal orders payable to: AFRILEX. You could also deposit payments directly into the Afrilex savings account, Volkskas Hatfield Pretoria, Branch code 008675, Account no. 9054460560, and fax this REPLY FORM, as well as the DEPOSIT SLIP, to Prof. D.J. Prinsloo at (012) 420-3163.



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