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World Focus on Language Rights


PanSALB commemorates World Read Aloud Day



Every first Wednesday of March annually has been declared as the World Read Aloud Day by LitWord.

The World Read Aloud Day is an initiative aimed at advocating for literacy as a fundamental human right, as a foundation for emotional and physical well-being, intellectual growth and economic security for both children and adults. read more


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. During the past four years the isiXhosa National Lexicography Unit (XNLU) which is a structure of PanSALB has been engaged in a lexical development initiative for the school subjects of Mathematics and Science, read more