Official Languages (Amendment) Act 2021

The Official Languages (Amendment) Bill 2019 was enacted on 22 December 2021. A copy of the new Act is available here.

The provisions in the new legislation include:

The new provisions will be implemented over a period of time.

We are currently reviewing our website to take into account the amendments to the legislation arising from the new Act. We hope to conclude this review early in the New Year. In the interim, if you have any question in respect of any specific provision of the new Act, we can be contacted at or by phone at 091-504006.



The information on this website is provided as advice to the public on its language rights and to public bodies on their language duties under the Official Languages Act 2003.

This website does not offer a comprehensive legal interpretation of the Act and no information on this website should be taken as legal advice.

The definitive statement of law is solely available in the Official Languages Act 2003 and its associated statutory instruments and regulations.

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