In pursuance of its vision, the PanSALB mission is to:
• promote multilingualism
• create conditions for the development and use of all South African official languages, including the Khoi, Nama and San languages, and South African Sign Language
• promote respect and recognition for all languages, including previously marginalised languages and all other languages commonly used by South African communities
• promote the development of previously marginalised languages
• advocate for rights relating to language and the status of language
• initiate, enable, and conduct research in accordance with the PanSALB mandate
The custodian of multilingualism to promote social cohesion in South Africa
PanSALB subscribes to the following values:
Commitment, dedication, punctuality, competence, and professional conduct in
our work. Treating each other with dignity and respect
Open, honest, and transparent in all our operations and activities.
Accountable for actions towards clients, stakeholders, and one another.
Ensuring quality of language products and language use for all formally
marginalised official languages as well as the Khoi, Nama and San Languages,
and South African Sign Language.
Provide clients and stakeholders with access to accurate, relevant, and
and recommendations towards PanSALB’s interventions
within the language fraternity, government and the private sector
language as a resource for improvement of service delivery
PanSALB’s research-based advisory mandate.