The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) hereby invites members of the public to nominate individuals or organizations with proven track records in the promotion, preservation, and protection of multilingualism to be recognized for their contributions for the furtherance of multilingualism vehicle to social cohesion and nation-building. The 2023 Multilingualism Awards are bestowed by the Board on individuals/organizations who have excelled in the promotion, protection, and preservation of all official languages including Khoi and San Languages.
Nominated individuals or organizations should possess special knowledge, experience, and details of the contributions to the promotion, preservation, and protection of multilingualism in the country. Anyone wishing to nominate an individual or organization for possible recognition to the contributions made, they should submit the following:
A completed nomination form containing full names and all contact details of the nominee with reasons for the nomination and explaining suitability for the recognition.
The form should be signed by the nominee in which he or she agrees to the nomination.
Background and details of the contributions to the promotions, preservations, protection, and / or participation in multilingualism
Winners will be announced at an official ceremony scheduled to take place on 17 November 2023 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
Nominees will be awarded under the following categories: Education, Language and Literature, Language Activism, Media, Youth, Government (Public Sector), Technology, Business, Music, Translation and Interpretation and the Chairperson’s lifetime achievement awards.
Nomination forms are available here, and will be closing on Friday, 08 September 2023.
1. Wandile Fana Award
This award will be presented to a journalist in
community print or broadcast media that has
contributed to the promotion and preservation of
his/her mother tongue and other languages
including the Khoe and San languages.
Released on behalf of PanSALB: Ntombentle Huluhulu
Head: Marketing and Communication
Mobile: 061 581 5216