5th International Conference
Second Circular

18 May 2000



Dear Member,


You are cordially invited to attend the 5th International Conference of the African Association for Lexicography.


Conference Theme: "Dictionaries for Special Purposes"


In this circular:

        Information on Conference Organisation, Registration, Date and Venue

        Preliminary Programme* (* only in the hardcopy version of this circular)

        Information on Accommodation and Transport

        Reply form: Registration and Accommodation in a university hostel


Please study these documents carefully since they contain important and detailed information!



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

Local Conference Organiser: Prof. R.H. Gouws

Dept. of Afrikaans and Dutch

University of Stellenbosch

Private Bag X1

Matieland 7602, South Africa

Tel. (021) 8082164 / Fax: (021) 8083815



Please note: Enquiries regarding reservations in hotels and guest houses should not be directed to the organiser but to the tourist information office (see paragraph on accommodation below).



Members: R180; Non-members: R200

Late registration at Conference Venue: R220


The registration fee includes luncheons on Mon 3, Tue 4 and Wed 5 July. Registered participants are also invited to the PHAROS Conference Dinner on Tuesday evening.

To register for the Conference, please complete the REPLY FORM (included) and return it to the Local Conference Organiser with the registration fee to reach him no later than 1 June 2000.



Date: Monday 3, Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 July 2000

Venue: Ou Hoofgebou (Old Main Building), corner of Victoria and Ryneveld Street, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.


The first day of the conference will include a session on dictionaries treating languages for special purposes, as well as a special session on the important issue of a Standards Generating Body (SGB) for lexicographic training. The second and third day will host the traditional conference programme.



Guest House: Central reservations

Hotel and guest house reservations can be made through the Stellenbosch Tourist Information Office. Tel. (021) 8833584, Fax (021) 8838017, E-mail If you specify your needs and price category they will make the necessary reservations.

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

Please select a guest house or hotel which is within walking distance of the University of Stellenbosch.


University hostel

Accommodation will also be available in a university hostel at R93 per night (without meals) and R110 (breakfast included).


Please note: Reservations for accommodation in the university hostel must reach the organiser before 1 June. The University will not accept any cancellations of accommodation after 14 June 2000. Hostel rooms are available from Sunday 2 until the morning of Thursday 6 July 2000.



Afrilex will provide transport between Cape Town International Airport and Stellenbosch at fixed times on Sunday 2 and Wednesday 5 July. This transport will not be available for each flight but will aim to cope with peak time arrivals and departures. There will be no Afrilex transport during the conference. Delegates who need transport at any other time may call the Van der Merwe shuttle service at (021) 8864123 or (021) 8082158. This will be at your own expense.



Members of the Board and Executive of Afrilex must keep in mind that a meeting will be scheduled for late afternoon and evening on Monday 3 July 2000. Please take this into consideration when making travelling and accommodation arrangements The Secretary will inform you in due course of the exact time(s) and venue.



For the latest on the 5th International Conference and other Afrilex activities, visit the Afrilex web site at:



AFRILEX greetings,


Rufus Gouws: Local Conference Organiser


5th International Conference
Registration and Accommodation


Please complete this form and return it to:

Prof. R.H. Gouws, Dept. of Afrikaans and Dutch, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa.


Title, Initials and Surname: ____________________________

Postal Address: _________________________________________



Postal Code: ______                                      

Tel.: _______________________(H)______________________(O)

Fax: ________________________(H)______________________(O)

E-mail: ______________________@__________________________

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

(R180 for members, R200 for non-members)

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

       2/7/01 3/7/01 4/7/01 5/7/01              

       |....| |....| |....| |....| x R93 = R____

(iii) BREAKFAST in a university hostel for the mornings: 

       3/7/01 4/7/01 5/7/01 6/7/01              

       |....| |....| |....| |....| x R17 = R____

TOTAL (Registration + Accommodation + Breakfast) = R____


Included please find my cheque / postal order for R_____.


Please note again: full payment for registration, accommodation and breakfast in a university hostel must be included and reach us no later than 1 June 2000.


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

Please make cheques / postal orders payable to: AFRILEX. You can also deposit payments directly into the Afrilex Savings Account, Absa Bank Hatfield Pretoria, Branch Code 008675, Account no. 9054460560 and fax this REPLY FORM, as well as the DEPOSIT SLIP, to Prof. R.H. Gouws at (021) 8083815.


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