To embrace and foster functional bilingualism at the University of KwaZulu-Natal through the promotion of equitable use of the English language and isiZulu as provided for in the University Language Policy (2006 revised in 2014). To achieve this, the office has set out the following objectives:
- To promote the development of isiZulu to be a language of administration, teaching and learning, research and innovation while accentuating the role of English as a primary academic language.
- To promote, facilitate and oversee the adherence to the statutory provisions in the development of technical terminology in isiZulu.
- To monitor and render quality translation, editing and interpreting services to the entire university community.
- To develop an isiZulu National Corpus and isiZulu Term Bank as important enablers in the development of robust Human Language Technologies (HLT) and for posterity.