Readers write in about language, Fifa, al-Bashir and the paper itself.
Afrikaans schools manage to give children from single-parent, lower middle-class homes a chance in life
An inflexible single-medium system cannot meet the demands of an egalitarian society.
Wise leadership is needed to solve the crisis over the medium of instruction controversy in Gauteng.
Mother-tongue learning paired with instruction in English is a success elsewhere in Africa.
Historically, language was used to discipline diversity – but that can be changed.
Maybe God also dwells in the small mercies of strangers, in the aha moments when humans connect deeply.
The more obscure the name of your pasta on the menu, the more you'll likely have to fork out when the bill comes.
The onomatopoeia we apply to most animal sounds varies delightfully across different tongues.
African writers must embrace their own tongues lest we drown in an English-dominated world.
Insects have different names not only in each of our 11 official languages, but within each of those languages depending on geographical location.
A group of concerned parents have taken a Northern Cape primary school to court for forcing its pupils to learn in English.
A new study relies on empirical evidence to cast light on the language controversy.
Being a first-language English speaker can be like living in a monolingual cultural bubble. Hagen Engler bursts out of his in a new book.
Marchers have demanded Heidelberg Hoër Volkskool relooks its decision to phase out English classes, claiming it to be racist and unconstitutional.
Françoise Lionnet, an authority on languages and literature in the Indian Ocean islands, about her work on creolisation, globalisation and culture.
The University of KwaZulu-Natal wants to introduce undergraduate courses in isiZulu but students are concerned technical words don't translate well.
It’s not, like, acceptable that the language is being mangled for the sake of expediency. But whatever.
As in tsotsitaal, the youth play with language – and in so doing help create a common culture, writes Ellen Hurst.