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Use of Official Languages Act, No. 12 of 2012

Long title


To provide for the regulation and monitoring of the use of official languages by national government for government purposes; to require the adoption of a language policy by a national department, national public entity and national public enterprise; to provide for the establishment and functions of a National Language Unit; to provide for the establishment and functions of language units by a national department, national public entity and national public enterprise; to provide for monitoring of and reporting on use of official languages by national government; to facilitate intergovernmental coordination of language units; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE
1. Definitions
2. Objects of Act
3. Application of Act
4. Language Policy
5. Establishment of National Language Unit
6. Functions of National Language Unit
7. Establishment of language units in national departments, national public entities and national public enterprises
8. Functions of language units in national departments, national public entities and national public enterprises
9. Monitoring of and reporting on use of official languages
10. Annual report to National Assembly
11. Intergovernmental forums on use of official languages
12. Exemptions from application of section 7
13. Regulations
14. Short title and commencement
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