Oxford has been making dictionaries for southern Africa since 1978. Using unique research conducted with teachers, learners, adults and students, we strive to make dictionaries that answer local needs innovatively and effectively.
Our ground-breaking Bilingual School dictionary programme has delivered award-winning, superbly user-friendly dictionaries, while our full-colour First Bilingual range introduces all 11 South African languages to young learners.
We know what mistakes South Africans make because we are based in South Africa. We use corpora – language databases of authentic texts – to inform our decisions of namely: which words to include in our dictionaries, which words to leave out; natural examples of usage; areas where people would like more guidance – pronunciation, grammar, the right word in the right context. We work with experts to deliver the quality you expect from Oxford.
Offering excellent dictionaries in a variety of formats – electronic, paperback, hardback, and mini – we give you the words you need to succeed.