Clause 6 – chapter 1. in the founding provisions of the constitution of South Africa makes clear reference by the Pan South African language board established by National Legislature that it must promote, create conditions and ensure respect for the development and the use of language by the Indian Community, which is mainly Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil, Telegu, Urdu, Arabic, Hebrew, Sanskrit will be used for religious purpose.
Whilst Clause 30 – 31 of the Bill of Rights Chapter 2 – reads as follows: that everyone has the right to use the language and to participate in the cultural life of their choice, but no one exercise these rights may do so in a manner inconsistent with any provision of the Bill of Rights.
Cultural, religious and linguistic communities
1) Persons belonging to a cultural, religious or linguistic community may not be denied the right, with other members of that community –
a) To enjoy their culture, practice their religious and use their language; and
b) to form, join and maintain cultural, religious and linguistic associations and other organs of civil society.
2) the rights in sub-
any provision of the Bill of Rights.
In reference to the above the PHOENIX FOUNDATION TRUST undertakes to promote the languages through the “Power of Music”
“Music is the divine vehicle that carry, any language to its cultural destination.”
Living out of India and being part of a rainbow nation with equal rights to a wide spectrum of a diverse community, it does become important to protect the identity. Working closely with cultural and community leaders, the PHOENIX FOUNDATION TRUST continues to host many programs to promote the language. The foundation is blessed to have a senior member who is no stranger to the music industry both local and overseas, Mr Segai Kiston to undertake this project. His many years of experience, makes him the suitable candidate. A function he does with passion and most of all with great pride and ease.