n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - Valuable contribution to the study of multilingualism in South Africa
Multilingualism and the Public Sector in South Africa, M. Mwaniki : book review

Volume 77, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0023-270X
  • E-ISSN: 2304-8557



Doctor Munene Mwaniki offers a valuable contribution to the discourse on language in South Africa. In this thoroughly unpacked analysis of multilingualism in the South African context, Mwaniki provides a rich resource which is much needed when engaging in the debate on language and the management thereof in the public sector. The themes and contexts selected for inclusion in the book are selected with care and motivated judgement. The book focuses predominantly on the place of multilingualism in the South African public sector. It argues for the re-engineering of the dominant bilingual state (English or Afrikaans) of the public sector towards multilingualism. The book addresses the vision of multilingualism from a constitutional view and makes a pragmatic contribution towards implementation of multilingualism in legislative, human resource and service delivery spheres.

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