Afrikaans language

 
​Afrikaans soapie Suidooster speaks to us in a refreshingly familiar tongue
​Afrikaans soapie Suidooster speaks to us in a refreshingly familiar tongue
My relationship with Afrikaans has always been a difficult one. It is the language my parents speak to their parents and I speak and write it as...
English given equal status at Stellenbosch, made primary language of instruction at University of Pretoria
English given equal status at Stellenbosch, made primary language of instruction at University of Pretoria
The universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch have adopted new language policies. Stellenbosch University Council chairperson George Steyn...
Diversity, not division, in lecture halls
Diversity, not division, in lecture halls
In efforts to contain institutional conflict at the University of Pretoria (UP) stemming from the campaigns #AfrikaansMustFall and #AfrikaansSalBly,...
Afrikaners: Stand up for what is right, for our future
Afrikaners: Stand up for what is right, for our future
This piece was originally written in Afrikaans. This is important to mention not only to make it clear who my target audience is but also to show...
Afrikaans varsities perpetuate racial divisions
Afrikaans varsities perpetuate racial divisions
In the past two weeks, we have seen protests erupt at former Afrikaans-only universities, specifically at the University of Pretoria and the...
SA is rich in undervalued languages, but greedy for more
SA is rich in undervalued languages, but greedy for more
On July 16, the minister of basic education, Angie Motshekga, released Circular S10 of 2015: "Incremental Implementation of Mandarin as a Nonofficial...
Blade: No enemy of Afrikaans - but it can't dominate tertiary institutions
Blade: No enemy of Afrikaans - but it can't dominate tertiary institutions
Higher education and training minister Blade Nzimande has spoken vehemently about the need for former Afrikaans universities to increase enrolment...
Teacher union asks for separate Afrikaans exam
Teacher union asks for separate Afrikaans exam
Speaking on Monday at the 17th headmaster's symposium, Dr Jopie Breed, president of the South African Teachers Union (Satu), said it...
AfriForum challenges Nzimande over YCL statement
AfriForum challenges Nzimande over YCL statement
Minister of Higher Education and Training and leader of the South African Communist Party (SACP), Blade Nzimande has been challenged by AfriForum...
Language of division and diversion
Language of division and diversion
Higher education is a precious resource not to be wasted on identity politics.

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