Call for nominations for members to serve on the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB)

The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) (“the Board”) was established in terms of the Pan South African Language Board Act, 1995 (Act No. 59 of 1995) (“the Act”), to monitor and evaluate the implementation of multilingualism and promote and develop previously marginalised languages. The Minister of Arts and Culture, in accordance with section 5(3)(a) of the Act, hereby calls on members of the language fraternity and the general public to nominate persons to serve as members of the Board.

Nominees should be South African citizens, have a broad understanding of and experience in the field of language, be broadly representative of the diversity of the users of official languages, and have linguistic knowledge. Nominations of persons with legal expertise, expertise in financial management or corporate governance, or in any other matter that will allow the Board to fulfil its obligations are also encouraged.

Anyone wishing to nominate persons to serve on the Board should submit the following documents to the Department of Arts and Culture (contact details below):

  • A letter containing the full names, addresses and telephone numbers of the nominator and the nominee, stating the reasons for the nomination;
  • A recently updated curriculum vitae of the nominee, including the names and contact details of three referees; and
  • A brief statement, signed by the nominee, explaining his/her suitability for appointment.

Nominations should be submitted to the Ad Hoc Committee: PanSALB Nominations, Private Bag X897, Pretoria, 0001, or be emailed to The closing date for nominations is 15 August 2016.

 Contact person: Mr Sibusiso Tsanyane, tel. 012 441 3492



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