Western Cape Language Committee
The Western Cape Language Committee (WCLC) was established in 1998 in accordance with the Western Cape Provincial Language Act, Act No 13 of 1998. The committee consists of 11 members with the primary responsibility of advising the Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport on matters relating to language usage in the Western Cape Province, and to monitor the implementation of the Language Policy. In terms of section 12(1) of the Languages Act (Act 13 of 1998), the Language Committee meets at least four times per year, with subcommittees meeting when necessary. The powers and functions of the committee as prescribed by the Languages Act are translated into strategic objectives which are reflected in a strategic plan and annual performance plan submitted to and approved by the Minister.
APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS
The Standing Committee of the Western Cape provincial parliament invites the general public to nominate persons to serve as members on the WCLC. In full compliance with the Western Cape Provincial Languages Act (Act no 13 of 1998), the Standing Committee short-lists candidates that meets the requirements and submits them to the Minister for final selection. The demographics and percentage of language speakers are taken into account to ensure a balanced WCLC that will be able to deliver on its mandate.
LANGUAGE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
The term period for the following Language Committee Members is from 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2018:
Prof Monwabisi Ralarala (resigned end of May 2016)
The Language Unit of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport manages the affairs of the Western Cape Language Committee and is responsible for implementing projects.
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