Languages get recognition in awareness program
By Ofentse Mokae
19 February 2010
Arts and Culture Minister Ms Lulu Xingwana, is expected to launch a unique Language Awareness campaign on the weekend.
The program forms 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 arts and culture department says in a statement 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 department said.