It is estimated that
1.6 million people in South Africa use Sign Language as a first language.
Of these 600 000 are profoundly deaf and 1 million are extremely hard
This figure is higher than those for speakers of four
of the eleven official languages, namely Tsonga (1.35 million), Swazi
(926 000), Ndebele (799 000) and Venda (763 000).
Is it not time to recognize sign language as the 12th official language?
Is it not one's human right to receive education or any public services in your home tongue?
If you feel that you can make a difference why don't you
starting to learn sign language.