South Africa: Cabinet decision on languages welcomed

Leigh Oakes l.oakes at
Thu Jul 26 12:15:20 UTC 2007

Another article for you.


On 26 Jul 2007, at 13:09, Harold Schiffman wrote:

> Cabinet decision on languages welcomed
>    July 25 2007 at 04:33PM
> The decision by the cabinet to approve the setting up of structures
> that would ensure that government department's documents are available
> in all the official languages was welcomed by several organisations on
> Wednesday. The cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal for government
> departments to establish language units to implement the language
> policy framework. The framework makes provision for all government
> documents to be available in all 11 official languages.
> "This will definitely create conditions for the development and
> promotion of the equal use and enjoyment of the indigenous African
> languages in these government institutions, especially because they
> have been squeezed to the periphery for so long," the Pan South
> African Language Board said.
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Dr Leigh Oakes
School of Modern Languages
Queen Mary, University of London
London E1 4NS
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 3128
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