Call for nominations: Western Cape Language Committee
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs and Sport, in compliance with section 7 of the Western Cape Provincial Languages Act (Act 13 of 1998), invites the public to nominate suitable persons to serve as members of the Western Cape Language Committee. Appointed nominees will serve a three-year term of office starting on 1 September 2015. The Language Committee monitors language policy and other language matters in the Western Cape and acts in an advisory capacity to the Provincial Government of the Western Cape, the Western Cape Provincial Parliament and the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB).
The mandate of the Western Cape Language Committee is prescribed in the provisions of the Pan South African Language Board Act (Act 59 of 1995), the Constitution of the Western Cape (Act 1 of 1998), and the Western Cape Provincial Languages Act (Act 13 of 1998).
The members of the Western Cape Language Committee represent the users of the three official languages of the Western Cape, namely Afrikaans, English and isiXhosa, South African Sign Language, as well as the previously marginalised indigenous languages of the Western Cape.
• Nominees must be South African citizens, at least 21 years of age and permanent residents of the Western Cape;
• Candidates must have full command of at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape, and must have an active interest in, or knowledge of, language matters; and
• Successful candidates must be able to attend at least four plenary meetings of the Western Cape Language Committee and several subcommittee meetings per year.
Nominations must be made on the prescribed nomination form and submitted by no later than 16:00 on 27 July 2015
For enquiries and submission of nominations
Waseem Matthews (Committee Co-ordinator)
Tel 021 487 1741
Fax 021 487 1685
PO Box 648, Cape Town, 8000