South Africa: Cabinet decision on languages welcomed

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


Another article for you.

Leigh

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.
>
> http://www.iol.co.za/index.php? 
> set_id=1&click_id=105&art_id=nw20070725161507801C309784
>
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