National Assembly approves candidates to fill vacancies on Pansalb Board

5 March 2019

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip welcomes the National Assembly’s endorsement of 15 candidates for appointment by the Minister of Arts and Culture to serve on the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB).

PanSALB is mandated to promote, and create conditions for the development and use of official languages, the Khoe and San languages and South Africa Sign language. It is also mandated to promote and ensure respect for all languages commonly used by communities in South Africa.

The following candidates, who possess the necessary skills and experience to fulfil PanSALB’s mandate, have been recommended for appointment:

1. Bilankulu Nkensani Gertrude
2. Chilwane Prudence
3. Dabideen Preetha
4. Dichabe Seipati Bernice
5. Dlavane Fio Dolly Gaesebeng
6. Gqabu Cinga
7. Maahlamela Tebogo David
8. Maartens Mariaan Magdalena
9. Makubu- Badenhorst Lolie
10. Mbuli Thulani John
11. Mthembu Aubbrey Greyling
12. Muthien Bernadette
13. Mudau Ntshengedzeni Edward
14. Rasana Nomakhosazana
15. Maleboa Manfred Kgomotso

The ANC wishes these candidates well. We are confident that they are fit, proper and capable to fulfil PanSALB’s mandate for creating conditions for the development of all languages commonly used in South Africa. The National Assembly also considered and adopted four Bills, namely, the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Bill [B 38D—2015], the National Health

Laboratory Service Amendment Bill [B 15D – 2017], the Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Bill [B 6D – 2016] and the Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill [B22- 2017]. These Bills were previously passed by the National Assembly and sent to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) for concurrence. After consideration, the NCOP sent the Bills back to the NCOP to effect further amendments. All Bills will be sent to the President for ascendance.

Issued by the Office of the ANC Chief Whip, comrade Jackson Mthembu.


Nonceba Mhlauli