Conference on Multilingualism and Linguistic Human Rights

September 19 Tuesday

Date/time

September 19, 2017, 08.30 - 16.00

Loc.

Sunnyside Park Hotel, Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown, Republic of South Africa. To the website ›

Type

Congress

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation and CRL-Rights Commission cordially invite you to a conference on Multilingualism and Linguistic Human Rights - The Next Step.

Multilingualism is a cherished Constitutional principle that forms part of linguistic human rights. This means the right of the various linguistic communities to use their own languages to take part in what the country offers its citizens. However, in South Africa English is a dominant language.

The conference aims at critically discussing multi-lingualism especially the promotion and implementation of mother tongue education to cater for South Africa’s wide and rich linguistic diversity. The programme consists of a range of experts in the field of multilingualism. Thorough discussion and debate on the way forward will be encouraged, particularly as to how multilingualism can be implemented to cater for South Africa’s wide and rich linguistic diversity.

Arrival

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Dr Langa Khumalo from University of Kwa-Zulu Natal

Dr Langa Khumalo from University of Kwa-Zulu Natal

Prof Susan Coetzee-van Rooy, North West University, Prof Pamela Maseko, Rhodes University, Prof Hennie Strydom, University of Johannesburg, Prof Mbulungeni Madiba, University of Cape Town, Prof Wannie Carstens, North West University and Dr Langa Khumalo, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Prof Susan Coetzee-van Rooy, North West University, Prof Pamela Maseko, Rhodes University, Prof Hennie Strydom, University of Johannesburg, Prof Mbulungeni Madiba, University of Cape Town, Prof Wannie Carstens, North West University and Dr Langa Khumalo, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.

19.09 Multilingualism
19.09 Multilingualism

Contact person

Nancy Msibi

Project Manager

Nancy Msibi
Phone +27 11 214 29 00
Fax +27 11 214 29 13/14
Languages: English

Partners

CRL Rights Commission