Adjunkspeaker, ek wil al die lede van die komitee bedank vir die werk wat hulle gedoen het. [Deputy Speaker, I would like to thank all the members of the committee for the work they have done.]
Let me take this opportunity to thank the hon Sunduza, all the members of the committee and all the parties for supporting the Bill. I think our message is loud and clear this afternoon: Let us take pride in our languages. Let us develop and promote them and make sure that we teach them to younger generations as well. I want to say to hon Dikobo that the Constitution does provide for the development of languages other than the official ones. To those who feel that we should be looking at their languages and developing them, it is important that we say we are more than prepared to look into that. But the important thing is that languages that are not spoken and written will disappear. A language must be spoken. To develop these other languages, it is important that we should speak and write them, making sure that they are also preserved and developed.
I want to conclude once more by thanking all hon members. I assure you that we will work with everybody and with all South Africans to ensure that we develop all our languages.
Inkomu, ha khensa. [Thank you.]
Bill read a second time.