Minister Nathi Mtethwa hosts National Language Stakeholder Engagement Forum, 11 Nov

In a continuous effort to encourage discourse on language policy and its implementation, the Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa will host the National Language Stakeholder Engagement Forum on Thursday, 11 November 2021 at the Ditsong National Museum of Cultural History, Pretoria.

The purpose National Language Stakeholder Engagement Forum is among others to coordinate, align and monitor the implementation of language policies.

Hosted in collaboration with the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB), the Forum will draw attention to the Implementation of the use of official languages Act of 2012 and its regulations; officialisation of South African Sign Language (SASL); and the development of Khoi, Nama, and San languages.

The National Language Stakeholder Engagement Forum consists of representatives from national government departments, provincial departments of sport, arts and culture, local government, and the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) and other relevant structures to ensure synergy in terms of language development initiatives.

Participants are also further expected to deliberate on the establishment of the South African Language Practitioners’ Council (SALPC).

Members of the media are invited to attend as follows:

Date: Thursday, 11 November 2021

Time: 9h00

Venue: Ditsong National Museum of Cultural History, 149 Visagie Street, Pretoria

NB: – To adhere to COVID regulations media is encouraged to RSVP prior to attending.

Members of the public can also follow the event LIVE from DSAC & PanSALB social media platforms below:

Facebook: @SportArtsCultureRSA|Twitter: @SportArtsCultur|Youtube: SportArtsCultureRSA

For RSVPs, kindly contact Mr. Madimetja Moleba, Cell: 066 301 4675 / E-mail: MadimetjaM@dsac.gov.za(link sends e-mail)

Media enquiries: Ms. Zimasa Velaphi (Head of Communications and Marketing) / Cell: 072 172 8925 / Email: ZimasaV@dsac.gov.za

Source: Government of South Africa

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