ConCourt rules Stellenbosch University to use English first

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[…]

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Stellies ‘unlikely’ to change language policy next year

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[…]

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Maties staff member voices support for language change

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[…]

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Stellenbosch language decision: ANC happy, FF Plus not

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.[…]

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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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Language on Gaza sways opinion

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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