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UFS academic to present paper on making sign language 12th official language

 A senior lecturer in the Department of Afro-asiatic Studies and Language Practice at the University of the Free State (UFS), Mr Philemon Akach, has been invited by the national Department of Arts and Culture to present a paper on the implications of making South African Sign Language the country's 12th official language. He is expected to give a meeting of the National Language Forum an overall view regarding developments and research on sign language on 12 April 2007 in Pretoria. The National Language Forum is a collaborating network of representatives from national departments, provincial arts and culture departments, Pans ALB and the Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Commission.  

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