Call for nominations for members to serve on the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB)

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The Pan  South  Africa Language Board  (PanSALB)  (“The Board”) was established in terms of the Pan  South African  Language  Board  Act, 1995  (Act  No. 59  of 1995)  (“The  Act”),  to monitor  and evaluate the implementation of multilingualism and  promote and  develop previously marginalised languages

The Minister  of Arts and  Culture,  in  accordance with  section  5(3)(a)  of the  Act, hereby calls  on members of  the  language  fraternity  and  the  general  public  to  nominate  persons to  serve as members of the board.

Nominees  should  be  South African  citizens,  have  a broad understanding  of and  experience  in the field of language, be broadly  representative of the diversity of the users of official languages, and  have  linguistic knowledge. Nominations of persons with legal expertise, expertise in financial management or corporate governance, or in any other  matter will allow the Board  to fulfill its obligations are also encouraged.

Anyone wishing to nominate  persons to serve on the Board should submit the following  documents to the

Department of Arts and Culture (contact details below):

  • A letter containing the full names, addresses and  telephone numbers of the nominator and  the nominee, stating the reasons for nomination;
  • A recently updates Curriculum Vitae of the nominee, certified copies of qualifications including the names and  contact details of three  referees and;
  • A brief statement, signed by the nominee, explaining his/her suitability for appointment

Nominations should be submitted to the Ad Hoc Committee: PanSALB Nominations, Department of Arts and  Culture, Private Bag X897, Pretoria, 0001 or be emailed to: For attention: Mr Sibusiso Tsanyane. Telephonic enquiries: Ms T. Malao, at tel: 082 680 6688