6th International Conference
Second Circular

28 February 2001



Dear Member,


You are cordially invited to attend the 6th International Conference of the African Association for Lexicography organised by the Sepedi Dictionary Unit, University of the North, Pietersburg, South Africa.


In this circular:

·        Information on Conference Date, Venue and Registration

·        Final Call for Papers

·        Information on Accommodation

·        Reply form: Registration and Catering


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



Date: 2-4 July 2001

Venue: Oasis Motel, Pietersburg, South Africa


ADVANCE REGISTRATION (before 20 June 2001)

Members: R240

Non-members: R280


The registration fee includes Conference folder, tea and refreshments in the mornings and afternoons on 2-4 July. Registered participants are also invited to the PHAROS Conference Dinner on Tuesday evening (3 July).



At Conference Venue from 08:00: R300



Direct all correspondence to the Local Conference Organiser, Mr. K.J. Mashamaite, Department of Northern Sotho, University of the North, Private Bag X 1106, Sovenga 0727, South Africa (Tel. (015) 268-2613 or (015) 268-2684, Fax (015) 268-2868, Cell phone 082-200-5352, E-mail



·        Conference Theme: “Computational Lexicography and the Development of Corpora”

·        Also invited: Papers on any aspect of lexicography


All papers will be adjudicated.

Presenters are to submit 500-800 word abstracts to reach us before 31 March 2001. Abstracts can be sent to Prof. D.J. Prinsloo by e-mail (, fax (national: (012) 420-3163 / international: + 27-12-420-3163) or ordinary mail (Dept. of African Languages, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa).

Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged.



All reservations should be made directly with the Motel/Inn/Lodge at the contact numbers given below.


Oasis Motel (Conference Venue)

7 Myngenoegen, Tzaneen Road, Tel. (015) 263-6232, Fax (015) 263-6308

- Rondavel R149

- Delux R159

- Suite Single R259

- Suite Double R295

- VIP Room R450


Palms Inn Country Lodge (1 km from Conference Venue)

Plot 53 Five Ave, Dalmada

Tel. (015) 263-6082, Fax 015-263 6082

- B&B R175 pp

- Dinner R35 pp


Country Lodge

128 Third St, Dalmada

Tel. (015) 263-6200, Fax (015) 263-6531

- B&B Single R200

- B&B Double R240


Arnoth Lodge (5 km from Conference Venue)

42 Hans van Rensburg St

Tel. (015) 291-3390, Fax (015) 291-3394

- Single R145

- Double R175

- B&B Single R155

- B&B Double R195


Pintoburg Guest House (500 metres from Conference Venue)

Plot no.2, Myngenoegen

Tel. (015) 263-6369, Fax (015) 263-6369



Pietersburg is situated 270 km North of Pretoria. Translux buses depart daily from the Pretoria Railway Station to Pietersburg at 09:45 and 23:00, and from Pietersburg to Pretoria at 13:25. Single R115 and return ticket R230. Call Translux at (012) 334-8000 for reservations and enquiries. Car Rental is also an option. There are return flights from Johannesburg International Airport to Pietersburg at approximately R1,500. Enquire at your local travel agent.



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 20 June 2001.


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.



For the latest on the 6th International Conference and other Afrilex activities, visit the Afrilex web site at:


Looking forward to seeing you in Pietersburg.



AFRILEX greetings,


Daan Prinsloo: Chairperson


6th International Conference
Registration and Catering


Please complete this form and return it to:

Mr. K.J. Mashamaite, Department of Northern Sotho, University of the North, Private Bag X 1106, Sovenga 0727, South Africa (Tel. (015) 268-2613 or (015) 268-2684, Fax (015) 268-2868, Cell phone 082-200-5352, E-mail


Title, Initials and Surname: ____________________________

Postal Address: _________________________________________



Postal Code: ______                                      

Tel.: _______________________(H)______________________(O)

Fax: ________________________(H)______________________(O)

E-mail: ______________________@__________________________

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

                 (R240 for members, R280 for non-members)

(ii) I intend to present a PAPER ............... Yes / No

(iii) LUNCHEONS at Conference Venue @ R50:               

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

   (mark with X) |....|    |....|    |....| x R50 = R____

(iv) DINNER at Conference Venue @ R40                    


   (mark with X) |....|                     x R40 = R____

TOTAL (Registration + Luncheons + Dinner)         = R____


Included please find my cheque / postal order for R_____.


(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 Mr. K.J. Mashamaite at (015) 268-2868.


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