Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 2007
This description of Margaret Owen-Smith's work was prepared when Margaret Owen-Smith was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Language rights are guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (1996) but are not properly administered or protected. A leader in improving equality in the corporate workplace, Margaret “Margie” Owen-Smith has developed a program that increases the number of students learning African languages and the efficiency of their learning.
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