About Us

We develop text technology resources and applications with a focus on innovative research with our national and international partners in HLT.


The Centre for Text Technology (CTexT®) conducts research in the field of Human Language Technology (HLT) and develops language technology products for the South African languages. We combine research expertise and essential technical and administrative support to conduct cutting-edge research and development in text technology.

Icon displaying Established in 2004


We are a non-profit, self-supporting unit and continually push ourselves to be a strategically important leader in the field of HLT in South Africa




The Centre for Text Technology (CTexT®) is a research and development centre at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University, South Africa.


Our mission applied


We’ve published over 100 papers
for innovative research in HLT

Thus making sure our research is always up to high international standards within the HLT network.


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23 Workshops were held and 417 translators and experts trained with our Autshumato products

Creating community awareness on the importance of HLT in general and text technology specifically.



Releasing 400 (and counting) sets of corpora and core technologies spanning our 10 indigenous SA languages.

Ensuring long-term sustainability through our product and resource development

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Have generated research and development funding in excess of R10 million.

Supporting our mission of obtaining external funding for our activities within R&D.

SEE OUR FUnded projects


Who we work with

Our Partners

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  Mr. Jaco du Toit

  Computational Linguist
  Frans du Toit (E9), Room 131, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom

  Dr Roald Eiselen

  Senior Lecturer - Language Technology
  Frans du Toit (E9), Room 131, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom

  Dr Tanja Gaustad

  Manager: Resource Development | Senior Computational Linguist
  +27 18 299 1020
  Frans du Toit (E9), Room 128, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom

  Ms Sunny Gent

  Project Manager
  +27 18 299 4215
  Frans du Toit (E9), Room 132, Potchefstroom Campus,

  Mr Rico Koen

  Programme Manager | Senior Programmer
  +27 18 285 3033
  Frans du Toit (E9), Room 129, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom

  Mr Albertus Krüger

  Junior Programmer
  +27 18 299 1015
  Frans du Toit (E9), Room 134, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom

  Ms Cindy McKellar

  Senior Computational Linguist
  +27 18 299 1513
  Frans du Toit (E9), Room 131, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom

  Mr Jason Neumann

  Centre Manager
  +27 18 299 1022
  Frans du Toit (E9), Room 130, Potchefstroom Campus,

  Prof. Martin Puttkammer

  Centre Head
  +27 18 299 1512
  Frans du Toit (E9), Room 106E. Potchefstroom Campus,

  Mrs Charlene Schoeman

  Chief Financial Officer
  +27 18 299 1509
  Frans du Toit (E9), Room 106, Potchefstroom Campus,

  Ms. Annuschka Snyman

  Communications Officer
  +27 18 299 1513
  Frans du Toit (E9), Room 129, Potchefstroom Campus,

  Ms Khumo Tshenkeng

  Administrative Assistant
  +27 18 299 1018
  Frans du Toit (E9), Room 106A, Potchefstroom Campus,

  Mr Jacques van Heerden

  Project Manager
  +27 18 299 1599
  Frans du Toit (E9), Room 106D, Potchefstroom Campus,

  Prof Gerhard van Huyssteen

  +27 82 562 4814
  Potchefstroom Campus,

  Prof Daan Wissing

  Senior Researcher
  +27 18 299 1500
  Frans du Toit (E9), Room 125, Potchefstroom Campus,

Let's explore the possibilities
that human language technology can bring to you.

Do you want to collaborate on research, have a project in mind or are you interested in studying language technology?

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