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Title Assessing the use of Sepedi for official communicative purposes : a study of Greater Letaba Local Municipality, Limpopo Province.
AuthorMoroaswi, Olter Matsimela.
SubjectBilingual communication in organizations -- South Africa -- Letaba.
SubjectMultilingual communication -- South Africa -- Letaba.
SubjectNorthern Sotho language -- South Africa -- Letaba -- Usage.
AbstractM. Tech. Language Practice
AbstractSepedi is one of the eleven official languages spoken in South Africa. It is mostly spoken in Limpopo province and by the minority in other provinces. The National Language Policy (1997) states that indigenous languages should be used to provide equal access to public services and programmes amongst all citizens, thus, Language Policies of the spheres of governance, national, provincial and local, should be determined based on their needs and circumstances of its residents. This study strives to check whether Sepedi as one of the five official languages has been used to its full capacity in the Greater Letaba Local Municipality, Limpopo province, as a language for official communicative purpose. The municipality has five official languages. In view of the fact that Sepedi is one of these official languages of the Limpopo province, it deserves to be treated with the respect it ought to have.