International Awareness

To create international awareness of Real South African Sign Language


To provide South Africa's teachers, teaching assistants, students and interested people with a reference guide to authentic SASL


To unify SASL by NOT rejecting existing cultural, provincial or personal Sign Language

Official Language

Making SASL a 12th Official Language, thus being eligible for equal social and financial benefits from Government

The Real South African Sign Language website was established to accomplish some goals in the interest of Deaf People, Children of Deaf Adults and Sign Language Professionals. Ultimately, it is about empowering Deaf People to have more control over their language and to bring us closer to a unification of signs. Unification brings us one step closer to making Sign Language a 12th Official Language in South Africa.

The Real SASL Goals:

FREE Community Sign Language Dictionary

for as long as possible


An easy way to check if signs are authentic and still in use

Central Database

where members can upload/embed sign language videos


A place where Deaf members can vote on any sign they prefer to be unified