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World Focus on Language Rights

PanSALB commemorates International Mother Language Day

As we commemorate 14 years of International Mother Tongue Day on 21 February, Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) note with disappointment the repudiation of local languages by publishers. This is in defiance to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisations’ (UNESCO) initiative of protecting and promoting mother languages as keys to global citizenship. read more



The Untimely Death of a World Renown Linguist, the late Prof. Mbulelo Mzamane



It is with great sadness to announce that one of ‘our own in the Language Fraternity’, a World Renown Linguist, Prof. Mbulelo Mzamane passed away at a Kroonstad hospital this week-end (source; SAFM news). Prof  Mzamane had contributed a lot in the development and promotion of African Languages during and after the Apartheid era. Without him, Africa and the World will always have a vacuum somewhere-somehow.


Siyabonga ngomsebenzi wakho oncomekayo Mfowethu, uyibekile induku ebandla.  Lala ngokuthula. 

Egameni laBezilimi ezazicindezelwe  zaBamnyama ababebandlululiweyo.

Akwande Ma Afrika amahle.