The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Community Safety, Cultural Affairs and Sport, in compliance with section 7 of the Western Cape Provincial Languages Act, 1998 (Act 13 of 1998), invites the general public to nominate suitable persons as members of the Western Cape Language Committee (WCLC). These positions are not permanent forms of employment. Appointed members will only serve a full three-year term of office.
The mandate of the Western Cape Language Committee is prescribed in the provisions of the Pan South African Language Board Act, 1995 (Act 59 of 1995), the Constitution of the Western Cape, 1998 (Act 1 of 1998), and the Western Cape Provincial Languages Act, 1998 (Act 13 of 1998). The aim of the WCLC is to monitor the use of the three official languages of the Western Cape; to monitor the implementation of the Western Cape Language Policy; and to advise the Minister tasked with language matters and the Pan South African Language Board on language matters in or affecting the province.
The members of the Western Cape Language Committee represent the users of the three official languages of the Western Cape, namely Afrikaans, English and Xhosa, as well as of South African sign language and previously marginalised indigenous languages of the Western Cape. Members of the Committee will be the accounting authority of the entity and will be responsible for all governance-related matters in terms of sections 49 to 57 of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act 1 of 1999) (PFMA).
• be South African citizens of at least 21 years of age and permanent residents of the Western Cape;
• have full command of at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape;
• have knowledge of and experience in language matters and must actively and proactively contribute to the promotion of the use of the three official languages spoken in the province, as well as of previously marginalised indigenous languages and South African sign language; and
• have sound knowledge of financial management and compliance requirements in terms of the PFMA.
Nominations must be made on the prescribed nomination form and must be submitted by no later than 12:00 on Friday 10 September 2021.
Nomination forms are available on the Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s website at www.wcpp.gov.za. Copies may also be requested from the Standing Committee’s Procedural Officer, Mr Waseem Matthews, from Monday to Friday between 07:00 and 15:30.
Completed nomination forms must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An abridged CV, of no more than three pages, may also be submitted. It is preferable to submit a consolidated and scanned document.
Issued by Mr RI Allen (MPP), Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Community Safety, Cultural Affairs and Sport.Last published 23 August 2021