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ABOUT THE PanSALB MULTILINGUALISM AWARDS

The PanSALB Multilingualism Awards were established in 2002 and are held annually. In the past years, the awards ceremony has grown in standard, stature and impact. The awards attracts high profile government officials, non-governmental officials, academics, partners and sponsors.

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The PanSALB Multilingualism Awards seek to:

  • promote and recognise exceptional work in the promotion of all official and other South African languages;
  • broadcast the importance of multilingualism in South Africa;
  • enhance the use of all official languages;
  • raise awareness on the role of languages in general as a uniting agent to the people of the Republic of South

   Africa

  • publicise the role of PanSALB in fostering the climate of equitable language practice.

 

The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) is a statutory body established in terms of Act 59 of 1995 and the Constitution for, inter alia, the creation of conditions for the development and for the promotion of the equal use and enjoyment of all the official South African languages.

 

The Preamble to the PanSALB Act advocates that provision be made for measures designed to achieve respect, adequate protection and furtherance of the official South African languages and for the advancement of those official languages which in the past did not enjoy full recognition, as well as respect for the other South African languages used for communication and religious purposes.

 

In addition, one of the functions of the Board is to actively promote an awareness of multilingualism as a national resource.

CATEGORIES

GOVERNMENT/PUBLIC SECTOR

EDUCATION

PREVIOUS WINNERS (2021-2022)

 

LANGUAGE & LITERATURE CATEGORY

  1. SESOTHO – RETHABILE MOLIBELI
  2. SISWATI – NKOSINATHI KHOZA
  3. TSHIVENḒALINDELANI VINOLIA TSHIFHANGO
  4. ISIZULU – MBUSUYEZA KHOZA
  5. XITSONGA – PHUMZILE SHIRINDA
  6. ISINDEBELE – THEMBA MNGUNI
  7. SETSWANA – SABATA-MPHO MOKAE
  8. ENGLISH – DR SIPHIWO MAHALA
  9. ISIXHOSA – MADODA NDLAKUSE
  10. AFRIKAANS – NATHAN TRANTRAAL
  11. SOUTH AFRICAN SIGN LANGUAGE – ABRAM MOYAHA
  12. SESOTHO SA LEBOA – GLADYS MOGASHOA

 

MUSIC CATEGORY

MULTILINGUALISM

DR SELLO GALANE

 

  1. XITSONGA – SUNGLEN CHABALALA
  2. ISINDEBELE – MAPHOGO MASEMOLA
  3. SESOTHO – MPHO MOLIKENG
  4. ISIXHOSA – VUSI NONGXA (VUSI NOVA)
  5. SETSWANAKHULANE MORULE “KHULI CHANA”
  6. ISIZULUSIYABONGA NENE ‘BIG ZULU’
  7. SOUTH AFRICAN SIGN LANGUAGE – ADHIL RAMNATH
  8. TSHIVENḒANDIVHUDZANNYI RALIVHONA ‘MAKHAZI’

 

TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS CATEGORY

BABALWA NONKENGE

 

YOUTH CATEGORY

SIPHO MAHAMBA

 

MEDIA CATEGORY

THETHA MASOMBUKA – MBUSO KHOZA

PRINT MEDIA – EMMANUEL MAHLANGU

TV CHANNEL/ PROGRAMME – LEIHLO LA SECHABA

RADIO STATION/ PROGRAMMS – RADIO TURF (NTOMETSEBE)

GOVERNMENT/ PUBLIC SECTOR

NATIONAL DEPARTMENTGOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION (GCIS)

PROVINCIALDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, WESTERN CAPE

MUNICIPALITY – CITY OF TSHWANE

 

EDUCATION CATEGORY

INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNINGSTELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY MUSEUM

DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATIONDEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION (EASTERN CAPE)

 

TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION

DR DORAH RIA MABULE

 

LANGUAGE ACTIVIST AWARD

THANDO MAHLANGU

 

CHAIRPERSON’S LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

DR THOMAS HASANI CHAUKE

GALLERY

ADJUDICATION COMMUNITY

Professor Monwabisi Knowledge Ralarala - Chairperson

Professor Monwabisi Knowledge Ralarala is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of the Western Cape. Apart from being a Canon Collins Educational and Legal Assistance Trust alumnus, he is the 2017 recipient of the Neville Alexander Award for the Promotion of Multilingualism. His research interests are quite diverse but follow three lines: language rights and multilingualism in higher education; forensic linguistics and translation studies. He has published journal articles and book chapters, mainly in the fields of forensic linguistics and language policy in higher education. His co-authored and co-edited books include: African language and language practice research in the 21st century: Interdisciplinary themes and perspectives (2017, CASAS); New frontiers in forensic linguistics: Themes and perspectives in language and law in Africa and beyond (2019, African Sun Media); Knowledge beyond colour lines: Towards repurposing knowledge generation in South African higher education (2021, UWC Press); A handbook on legal languages and the quest for linguistic equality in South Africa and beyond (2021, African Sun Media); Language and the Law: Global Perspectives in Forensic Linguistics from Africa and beyond (2022, African Sun Media); Language, Crime and Courts in Contemporary Africa and Beyond (2023, African Sun Media). Prof. Ralarala is the founder and chief series editor of Studies in Forensic and Legal Linguistics in Africa and beyond (SF&LLA), as well as an international advisory board member to the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law and Chairperson of the newly established African Association for Forensic and Legal Linguists (AAFLL). He also serves as the first Chairperson of the South African Language Practitioners’ Council, a newly established Ministerial entity of the National Department of Sports, Arts and Culture.

Ms Phathiswa Magopeni - Deputy Chairperson

Ms Phathiswa Magopeni has over two decades of strategic, operational, and editorial leadership experience in the media sector, with expertise in multimedia broadcasting. She has held executive management and editorial leadership roles, including Editor-in-Chief and Group Executive for SABC News and Current Affairs; acting SABC Group Executive for Television; and Head of Terrestrial News Services at eNCA. She lectured African linguistics and literature at the University of the Western Cape and the University of Cape Town. She is the Chief Operations Officer at Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism. She was awarded the Menell/Duke University and Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa fellowships. She is a member of the World Editors Forum, a council member of the South African National Editors Forum and chairs its Education and Training Committee. She is a Board Director at the South African Broadcasting Corporation and chairs the Public Broadcasting Service Committee. She holds a BA, BA Hons, and MPhil ed. from the University of the Western Cape; an Integrated Marketing Communications HDip from the AAA School of Advertising, a PGDip in Business Studies, and an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria where she is a PhD candidate.

ADJUDICATION GROUPS

GROUP A

Language and literature, Translation & Interpreting, and Language Activism Categories (Coordinator: Mr. Kaka Mokakale)

1. Dr. SM Tembane
2. Dr. A Mushwana
3. Dr. Mathabi
4. Mr. BR Mdluli
5. Dr. Ntombomzi Mazwi
6. Mr. V A Mahlangu
7. Ms. M Kekana
8. Dr. Gerda Odendaal
9. Ms. Mmasibidi Setaka
10. Mr. Kaka Mokakale
11. Ms. Nompilo Khanyile
12. Prof. Candice Livingston

GROUP B

Youth Category (Coordinator: Dr. A Mushwana)

1. Dr. A. Mushwana
2. Mr. Kaka Mokakale
3. Mr. V.A. Mahlangu
4. Mr. Dunisani Ntsanwisi
5. Mr. Lindinkosi Ndibongo

GROUP C

Music Category (Coordinator: Mr. Vincent Mahlangu)

1. Dr. S.M. Tembane
2. Dr. A. Mushwana
3. Dr. Mathabi
4. Dr. Ntombomzi Mazwi
5. Mr. V.A. Mahlangu
6. Ms. M. Kekana
7. Dr. Gerda Odendaal
8. Ms. Mmasibidi Setaka
9. Mr. Kaka Mokakale
10. Ms. Nompilo Khanyile
11. Prof. Candice Livingston
12. Dr. Sello Galane
13. Mr. Dunisani Ntsanwisi
14. Mr. Lindinkosi Ndibongo

GROUP D

MEDIA (Coordinator: Mr. Dunisani Ntsanwisi)

1. Mr. Dunisani Ntsanwisi
2. Mr. Masimba Tafirenyika
3. Mr. Lindinkosi Ndibongo
4. Mr. Eben Keun
5. Dr. Sello Galane
6. Dr. Gerda Odendaal
7. Mr. B.R. Mdluli

GROUP E

Technology & Business (Coordinator: Mr. Eben Keun)

1. Mr. Dunisani Ntsanwisi
2. Mr. Masimba Tafirenyika
3. Mr. Lindinkosi Ndibongo
4. Mr. Eben Keun
5. Dr. SM Tembane
6. Dr. Mathabi
7. Dr. Ntombomzi Mazwi

GROUP F

Government/Public Sector (Coordinator: Mr. B.R. Mdluli)

1. Mr. B.R. Mdluli
2. Ms. M. Kekana
3. Ms. Mmasibidi Setaka
4. Ms. Nompilo Khanyile
5. Prof. Candice Livingston
6. Mr. Masimba Tafirenyika
7. Dr. Sello

CONTACTS

 For more details please contact

awardsrsvp@pansalb.org