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​Dictionary maker Megan Hall keeps her word
​Dictionary maker Megan Hall keeps her word
When I said I made dictionaries for Oxford University Press, people used to say: “Remind me not to play Scrabble against you!” Now they say:...
Othering SA languages stops here
Othering SA languages stops here
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Chinese volunteers to teach Mandarin in SA schools
Chinese volunteers to teach Mandarin in SA schools
Question: Who exactly will teach Mandarin when it is introduced in South Africa’s public schools as an optional subject next year? Here’s your...
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...
Confucius defuses Mandarin flap
Confucius defuses Mandarin flap
Lyu Jiangao, director of the new Confucius Institute at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), laughs off criticism that adding Mandarin to South...
What’s Motshekga’s Mandarin plan?
What’s Motshekga’s Mandarin plan?
How do you say: “the dog ate my homework” in Mandarin? This will be a useful phrase for some school children come January 2016.
Letters to the editor: June 19 to 25 2015
Letters to the editor: June 19 to 25 2015
Dan Roodt's response to Mary Metcalfe's article about language in schools versus rights of access will be offensive to many; he certainly lashes out...
Anglicising Afrikaans schools will speed up the country’s decline
Anglicising Afrikaans schools will speed up the country’s decline
It is astonishing that Mary Metcalfe, whose educational legacy in Gauteng was characterised by one foolish, abandoned experiment after the other,...
Multitongue teaching is the only way
Multitongue teaching is the only way
Can we use the current standoff between the Gauteng authorities and Afrikaans schools as an opportunity to make a paradigm shift in education? Or...
War talk won’t end language row
War talk won’t end language row
Politics is the art of compromise. For moral purists, this represents a cynical assessment of the unprincipled compromises that politicians are...
Reading is the essential discipline
Reading is the essential discipline
The offensive statue of Cecil John Rhodes at the University of Cape Town has been removed but will the main reason for the unrest – a lack of...
Orraait – own your linguistic citizenship
Orraait – own your linguistic citizenship
What do hip-hop artists from the Cape Flats, drag kings and tattooists from Observatory and grade R children and their parents from Manenberg have...

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