Use of Official Languages Act 12 of 2012

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12 of 2012

The Use of Official Languages Act 12 of 2012 aims:

  • to provide for the regulation and monitoring of the use of official languages by national government for government purposes;
  • to require the adoption of a language policy by a national department, national public entity and national public enterprise;
  • to provide for the establishment and functions of a National Language Unit;
  • to provide for the establishment and functions of language units by a national department, national public entity and national public enterprise;
  • to provide for monitoring of and reporting on use of official languages by national government;
  • to facilitate intergovernmental coordination of language units; and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.

Commencement

2 May 2013 (Government Gazette 36392, 26 April 2013)