Advocacy Work

The Tjwa, San people of Zimbabwe, for the first time ever in the history of the country were afforded an opportunity to take part in the constitution making process, after a long and tedious journey of lobbying and advocacy. In many instances, the Tjwa/San people were not fully consulted, this resulted in the inclusion of the Koisan language being included in the constitution. The Tjwa/San people would have preferred their language to be called Tjwao instead of Koisan. Khoisan is a typological, not a genetic grouping, i.e. referring to all languages characterized by click inventories, excluding the Bantu languages, which have borrowed clicks quite recently.
Further, the Tsoro-o-tso San Development Trust has embarked on the development of the primary school syllabus to enable the language to be taught formally at school.