Government working on Language Bill ~ Minister Coventry

by | Oct 13, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

Alex Ndhlovu

Government is working on the Language Bill which seeks to promote equitable allocation of resources for the development of officially recognised languages and promotion of multilingualism and linguistic diversity.


The Bill will safeguard the country’s 16 officially recognised languages in fulfillment of Section 6 of the Constitution.


Speaking at the Capacity Building Workshop on Indigenous Languages , facilitated by the Portfolio Committe on Primary and secondary Education, Minister of Sport, Arts and Recreation Kirsty Coventry said the her ministry will soon establish a National Language Committee that will advise the Ministry on all issues to do with languages being carrier of culture.


“The Committee will engage on how to promote and safeguard local languages, spearheading the creation of frameworks such as the National Language Policy and the language Bill,” she said.


Minister Coventry added that other Ministries will benefit from the enactment of the Bill in the fulfillment of Government’s efforts for the vision 2030 by enabling everyone in the country to contribute to development.