Ensuring the Equal Status of the Three Official
Western Cape Provincial Language Forum
The Provincial Language Forum was established by the Department in 2006 to assist in the effective implementation of the Western Cape Language Policy. The forum comprises language practitioners employed in government departments as well as practitioners from municipalities, the Provincial Legislature, the National Parliament of South Africa and the Western Cape office of the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB). The forum meets quarterly to discuss language-related matters of mutual interest. Members participate in skills development programmes, develop terminology, and find ways of addressing professional challenges.
The Language Services component promotes multilingualism through an ongoing project to promote multilingual signage in the various departments. The project is rolled out through the members of the Provincial Language Forum. Each language practitioner takes responsibility for the implementation of the project in his or her own department.
Language Code of Conduct
The Department is committed to implementing the Western Cape Provincial Language Code of Conduct and aims to ensure that the code is implemented in all Western Cape Government departments. Click here for the Provincial Language Code of Conduct.