Margaret Owen-Smith

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.
Introduction
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.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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