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Government Communication hosts webinar on current state of indigenous languages in South Africa, 30 Sept

28 September 2021

28 September 

The Government Communication and Information System in collaboration with the Association of Independent Publishers (AIP) and Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) will host a webinar on the current state of indigenous languages in South Africa, and the need to promote usage and preservation. 

This webinar hosted seeks to: 

  • Encourage South Africans to be deliberate in their usage and preservation of their languages for the benefit of future generations and self-identity. 
  • Highlight personal and country risks of embracing English whilst abdicating indigenous languages to the side. 
  • Cultivate a sense of pride in using and preserving indigenous language 

The media is invited to cover this webinar.  Details are as follows:
Date: Thursday, 30 September 2021
Time: 13h00
Platform: Zoom

Link: Webinar ID: 914 4303 7435 Passcode: 963503 


  • Prof Simphiwe Sesanti - University of the Western Cape
  • Mbali Dhlomo – AIP Chairperson and Board Member 
  • Xolisa Tshongolo - PANSALB Senior Provincial Manager for Eastern Cape

Media Participation: Journalists may view the webinar via live streaming on the following social media link below:


RSVP to Ignicious Masilela on email:

Enquiries: Pheliswa Sebati on 0824134609

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