‘Ramaphosa must join drive to promote indigenous languages’

The question of indigenous languages is a big issue and ought to be placed squarely at the doorstep of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office, and additionally must become an electoral campaigning instrument, with the government of the day taking the matter to heart because without the enhancement of languages there is no culture.

Consistent with the founding provisions of the constitution, section6 (2) states that indigenous languages ought to be elevated to a higher level in terms of recognition, and its importance should never be “diminished”.

In part, it reads: “Recognising the historically diminished use and status of indigenous languages of our people, the state must take practical and positive measures to elevate the status and advance the use of these languages.”

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