Stellenbosch University is inviting interested parties to comment on the first draft of its revised language policy. University spokesperson, Martin Viljoen, says the 2016 language policy is being revised as part of the five-year revision plan as set out in the strategic document. The policy changed the primary language of[…]
The Constitutional Court has ruled that Stellenbosch University’s policy that makes English the institution’s main language is reasonable and must remain in place. During the ruling, the university said it had initially made the move to provide equal access to all its students and promote a multilingual culture. The language[…]
Ensuring that African languages are offered in all schools is a critical step toward actively promoting it, the ANC said on Heritage Day. “Apartheid and colonialism degraded and marginalised African languages. In this regard, we support President Cyril Ramaphosa when he says, ‘There is no language in this country that[…]
It is unlikely that the language of tuition at Stellenbosch University will be changed to English next year. This is after the university’s executive committee said in a statement that the language implementation plan for next year had already been approved. It also said the minimum offering in each language[…]
Stellenbosch University needs to align itself with the inclusive principals expected of a tertiary institution in a diverse and democratic South Africa. That’s the view of Prof Aslam Fataar, vice dean in the education faculty at Stellenbosch in the wake of the university’s historic move to revise its primary language[…]
Stellenbosch University’s decision to adopt English as its medium of instruction continued, over the weekend, to stir strong emotions from various sectors. “We welcome this important change to the controversial language policy as a step in the right direction,” the office of the ANC Chief Whip said in a statement.[…]
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[…]
OPINION by Andriques Che Petersen- While they may be reluctant, and no matter how objective they believe they are, or how strongly they adhere to the ethics of balanced reporting, if you asked any journalist if they have ever had to choose a hero and a villain in a story,[…]
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