Language Service's mandate is to provide professional language support to the Council. In the discharge of this mandate, it provides the following services:
  • Language planning, which includes Language Policy development, implementation and monitoring
  • Translation services
  • Language editing services, including recasting
  • Terminology development and management
  • Language advice
  • Interpreting services
By providing the above services, the section ensures that the Municipality complies with the provisions of the Constitution and other laws of the country dealing with language rights. It also ensures compliance with the Batho Pele principles and helps the City achieve it's strategic objectives of empowering citizens, promoting cultural diversity, good governance and being Africa's most caring and liveable City.
Achievements: We were the first municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal Province to develop & adopt a Language Policy.