FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
17 FEBRUARY 2023, PRETORIA
PanSALB TO COMMEMORATE INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY – 2023
The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB), in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education and the SABC will, on 20-21 February 2023, be commemorating International Mother Language Day at the Ranch Resort, outside Polokwane in Limpopo. This forms part of the institution’s continued efforts to promote the use of mother tongue and the furtherance of multilingualism in the country.
The two-day commemoration is expected to kickstart with a seminar that will focus on the advancement of the adoption of the Department of Basic Education’s Mother Tongue Based Bilingual Education (MTBBE) programme and fast tracking its roll-out in schools throughout the country. The celebration will be conducted under the theme “multilingual education – a necessity to transform education” as declared by UNESCO, to promote the improvement of learning performance through the adoption of a multilingual approach to education. The Limpopo MEC for Education, Mrs Mavhungu Lerule Ramakhanya is expected to deliver the keynote address at the celebration.
MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE COMMEMORATION AS FOLLOWS:
Date : Monday, 20 – Tuesday, 21 February 2023
Venue : The Ranch Resort, Outside Polokwane in Limpopo
Time : 09h00
Media Enquiries: Ntombentle Huluhulu (Head: Marketing and Communication) Mobile: 061 581 5216