‘Afrikaans does not make your child special’

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has hit out at people who believe their children were better than others. Lesufi was taking part in a debate with Afriforum’s Kallie Kriel on the preservation of Afrikaans in schools which was held at the Motsu Park Hall in Tembisa, Johannesburg, on Thursday. Lesufi[…]

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Court Orders Stellies to Teach in Afrikaans

Civil rights group Afriforum Youth on Friday obtained an interim order forcing the University of Stellenbosch to reinstate Afrikaans as a medium of instruction. The group’s representatives appeared briefly in the Western Cape High Court where they applied for an urgent order to force the university to implement its language[…]

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Maties makes decisive move on lanuage policy

A decades-long fight to have English as the main language of instruction at the University of Stellenbosch will soon become a reality. In a decisive move on Thursday, the university said all learning should be facilitated in at least English to ensure no exclusion due to language. “Language should be[…]

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‘Total onslaught’ against Afrikaans – AfriForum

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande’s efforts to transform universities on racial lines were part of the “total onslaught” against Afrikaans, the AfriForum Youth said on Monday. “Extremist groups” like the EFF, student movements like Open Stellenbosch and Rhodes Must Fall and the failure to act against unruly students had led[…]

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Court to hear dual language education bid

The High Court in Johannesburg will hear an urgent application on Tuesday by the Federation of Governing Bodies of SA Schools’ ( Afrikaans to halt the Gauteng Education Department’s plans to have some schools teach in two languages. Fedsas is arguing that Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi’s plan to convert[…]

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Nzimande rounds on Afrikaans universities: Report

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande will have private university Academia’s registration withdrawn if it remains exclusively Afrikaans, Rapport reported on Sunday. “If that is the case, we will withdraw their registration. I will not even apologise for it,” said Nzimande. He said he would not allow a university to refuse[…]

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