On formulating a language policy for a South African municipality: The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality as a case study

Somniso, M. M.
February 2007
South African Journal of African Languages;2007, Vol. 27 Issue 1/2, p62
Academic Journal
The article reports on the language policy in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality (NMMM) in South Africa. According to the author, the South African Constitution orders municipalities to consider language use and preference of residents in declaring an official language. Moreover, the strategies ised by NMMM in developing the municipality's language policy are explored in the article. As a conclusion, the author expresses how the municipality supports the order from the South African Constitution regarding creating language policy.


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