"Language is business," says Pendoring's GM Eben Keun. "In an increasingly diverse business environment, the ability to use language flexibly to build, maintain and expand business relations is rapidly becoming a factor in corporate competitiveness."

"Those who continue to consider language as a cost, rather than a strategic resource, will be left behind," adds Keun.

Facilitated by Dr Nokuthula Mazibuko Msimang, the panelists will discuss:
  • 'In a multilingual environment, English-only is not a solution but an expensive shortcoming'
  • 'In a multilingual environment, language is not a cost but a valuable corporate resource'
  • 'The move from compliance with weak legislation to strategic deployment of language to gain a competitive edge', and
  • 'Uses of specialists to conduct a comprehensive and strategic language audit: Who does the audit is important'
The panelists comprise:
  • Professor Frieda Steurs, a Dutch philologist, linguist and neurolinguist
  • Ntjantja Ned, the current CE responsible for the ECD portfolio within the Hollard Foundation Trust, and
  • Enver Groenewald, group CEO of Ogilvy.
"If you are a MzansiGlot (a person who can speak and mix at least two South African languages in speech and writing), then you should not miss this important discussion," concludes Keun.

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