Minister Xingwana to launch a language awareness campaign

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18 Feb 2010

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Lulu Xingwana invites members of the media to a launch of a language awareness campaign. As part of government’s efforts to develop and promote South Africa’s 11 official languages, the National Language Policy Framework (NLPF) and implementation plan were developed and adopted in 2003.

The NLPF 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 launch will take place as follows:

Date                : Saturday, 20 February 2010

Time               : 9:15

Venue             : Freedom Park, Pretoria

Media enquiries & RSVP: Eric Mudzanani 082 9400 927/012 441 3737  


09:30               Welcoming of guests, context and purpose of the event by Mr P Mashatile, Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture 

09:50               Performance by Modderbee Prison Inmates (Gumboot Dance)

10:10               Motivational Speaking by Richmond-KwaMakhutha; Louwkop Prison Inmate Violence

10:25               Keynote Address by Ms L Xingwana, Minister of Arts and Culture

10:35               Music Rendition by the East Rand School of Arts

11:30               Drama

11:45               Comedy

12:30               Performance

14:00               Vote of thanks by Mr TP Wakashe, Director-General of the Department of Arts and Culture