South Africa:Bill to promote multilingualism - minister

Mis à jour : 30 Jan 2012

Source: News24, 25 January 2012

Cape Town - The draft SA languages bill is intended to promote multilingualism, Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile said on Wednesday.

Speaking in the arts and culture portfolio committee, he emphasised the importance of multilingualism.


"Language is in chapter one section six of the Constitution, which shows its importance," he said.


Those who wrote the Constitution envisaged two primary pieces of legislation. One to establish the Pan SA Language Board (Pansalb) to address multilingualism in society, and another on the use of official languages in the provision of government services. >>>>>>>