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INDABA TO AUDIT LANGUAGE STATUS

Indaba to Audit Language Status in the Country

The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) cordially invites members of the media to a one- day Language Indaba to be held on Thursday, 06 June 2013 at Bloemfontein President Hotel in the Free State.

The purpose of the Language Indabas is aimed at auditing the country’s readiness to comply with the Use of Official Language Act of 2012.

The Act was promulgated in October 2012 and makes it compulsory for all national departments, public entities and enterprises to at least use three languages to effectively communicate with the general public.

Provincial governments are expected to follow suite in promulgating their own Acts to guide them when it comes to provincial language matters.

The Free State Arts and Culture Department, representatives of the Office of the Chief State Law Advisor, Free State House of Traditional Leaders, Institutions of higher learning and many other stakeholders re expected to form part of the Indaba.

All media are invited as follows

  • :Date : Thursday, 06 June 2013
  • Time : 08:30
  • Venue : Bloemfontein – President Hotel, Bloemfontein in Free State
  • RSVP : Mr Siphiwe Mabasa, siphiwe@pansalb.org.za / 012 341 9638
  • Enquiries : Mr Siphiwe Mabasa, 071 3845 361