Language Services

The strategic objectives of the Free State Language Service are:

  • To establish an enabling framework for the implementation of a multilingual dispensation in the FSPG by the formulation of a language policy and implementation plan for the provincial government that is in line with national legislation;
  • To render language facilitation services by providing translation, editing and language advice; interpreting; terminology development; and language planning, promotion and co-ordination services for the official languages of the province.

The unit is currently in the process of developing a language policy and implementation plan for the FSPG. Currently it provides translation, editing and language advice services to the Free State Provincial Government in Sesotho, English and Afrikaans. The unit also has a database of freelance translators for Sesotho, Afrikaans, English, IsiXhosa, Setswana and IsiZulu.