South Africa: Minister Xingwana to launch a LanguageAwareness campaign

Francis Hult francis.hult at
Fri Feb 19 16:35:00 UTC 2010

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Minister Xingwana to launch a Language Awareness campaign
18 February 2010

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Lulu Xingwana invites members of
the media to a launch of a Language Awareness campaign. As part of
government's efforts to develop and promote South Africa's 11 official
languages, the national language policy framework and implementation
plan were developed and adopted in 2003.  The national language policy
framework seeks to give effect to the constitutional provisions of
multilingualism and the development of all the official languages.
Consistent with our vision of promoting multilingualism, the Language
Awareness campaign seeks to create public awareness about language
rights and responsibilities.

The launch will take place as follows:

Date: Saturday, 20 February 2010
Time: 09h15
Venue: Freedom Park, Pretoria

Media enquiries and RSVP:
Eric Mudzanani
Cell: 082 9400 927
Tel: 012 441 3737

Draft programme:

09h30: Welcoming of guests, context and purpose of the event by Mr P
Mashatile, Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture
09h5: Performance by Modderbee prison inmates (gumboot dance)
10h10: Motivational speaking by Richmond-KwaMakhutha, Leeuwkop prison
inmate violence
10h25: Keynote address by Ms L Xingwana, Minister of Arts and Culture
10h35: Music rendition by the East Rand School of Arts
11h30: Drama
11h45: Comedy
12h30: Performance
14h00: Vote of thanks by Mr TP Wakashe, Director-General of the
Department of Arts and Culture

Issued by: Department of Arts and Culture
18 February 2010

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