|Pan South African Language Board|
The Pan South African Language Board is established in terms of the Pan South African Language Board Act 59 of 1995 amended as PANSALB Amendment Act of 1999. The Board was established according to the
(a) promote, and create conditions for the development and use of official languages v the khoe and San languages v sign language
(b) promote and ensure respect for all languages commonly used by communities in South Africa, including German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Portuguese, Tamil, Telegu, and Urdu and; Arabic, Hebrew, Sanskrit, and other languages used for religious purposes in South Africa
Role of PanSALB
Board approaches its language development strategies through the following focus areas:
PanSALB is mandated by law to investigate complaints about language rights violations from any individual, organisation or institution.
PanSALB conducts hearings at which complainants and respondents are present, and depending on its findings may recommend steps to be taken by the department or institution concerned.
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