Multilingual “Start the Job Hunt” booklet Handover | Western Cape Government


Multilingual “Start the Job Hunt” booklet Handover

22 February 2017

On 21 February 2017 Minister Anroux Marais of the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) received multilingual booklets on job hunting published by Die Stigting vir Bemagtiging deur Afrikaans (SBA).  This event coincided with International Mother Language Day.

Dr Niel le Roux, CEO of the SBA and a member of the Western Cape Language Committee, together with Marlene le Roux, CEO of Artscape, officially handed over the multilingual booklets to Minister Marais. This pocket guide empowers job seekers and is available in the three official languages of the Western Cape: English, Afrikaans and Xhosa. It is a comprehensive guide which covers important topics such as drafting the perfect curriculum vitae and covering letter as well as surviving your first week at your new job. 

As DCAS is the custodian of multilingualism and knowledge centres in the province, the department will assist with distributing the guides to libraries, archives and museums.

During her address Minister Marais said, “Often, too many people underestimate the importance of affording the space for self-improvement in one’s mother tongue and today we celebrate its significance by accepting these multilingual booklets. This handover indeed shows in real terms that together we are committed to empowering all those who are looking for employment as it is available in all three official languages.”

Language is an important part of our identity. DCAS promotes multilingualism by supporting language development and equal status for the three official languages of the Western Cape - BETTER TOGETHER.

Media Enquiries: 

Stacy McLean
Spokesperson for Minister Anroux Marais
Tel: 021 483 4426
Cell: 083 504 1171