We have promulgated quite a number of Acts that deal with language. One of those is the Use of Official Languages Act, and a number of other instruments.
What I do know is that the use of various languages is now being promoted actively in our educational institutions, and the Minister of Higher Education is on record as saying that at the higher educational levels we want to be promoting more and more, even in our universities and technical and vocational education and training, TVET colleges, the use of the various languages that are used in our country.
Therefore training is going to become an important component that follows that, because with the focus that we are now beginning to place on this, training has to follow and I am confident that that training is going to continue happening.
The Constitution of our country enjoins us all not only to use the various languages, but to promote their usage and, indeed, sign language also falls in that category because it is also mentioned in our Constitution. So the use, not only of the official languages, but also the various other languages that are used by South Africans, has to be promoted.
We would like to see them being used more and more and as part of this process, we would like to see people being trained in the use of this language.
The association that has been formed is called the SA Language Practitioners' Council. One of its aims is to regulate the language profession, and through this association I'm sure that quite a lot of training will also take place.