Afrikaans

 
Let’s reinvent Afrikaans (and ourselves) together
Let’s reinvent Afrikaans (and ourselves) together
A couple of weeks past, I chaired a panel discussion on AfriKaaps, an emergent speech variety of Kaaps (a variety of Afrikaans) in conversation...
English monolingualism gains the upper hand
English monolingualism gains the upper hand
Increasingly, statutory and professional bodies are approaching universities in relation to the languages of instruction used in classrooms. The...
MK years a  good prep for speaker
MK years a  good prep for speaker
Parliament has a new speaker — Thandi Modise. In welcoming her to the role, politicians spoke about her time as an ANC guerrilla and her...
Focus on digital content for teachers and schoolchildren
Focus on digital content for teachers and schoolchildren
Education policy has always been, and will continue to be, closely related to South Africans’ social conditions.
White genocide: How the big lie spread to the US and beyond
White genocide: How the big lie spread to the US and beyond
The spike in advocacy against a so-called “white genocide” in South Africa can be traced to a co-ordinated campaign by right-wing group the...
Gauteng education department and school in court over additional placements
Gauteng education department and school in court over additional placements
Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging will head to the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday to try and overturn a Gauteng education department decision...
Court rules in favour of mother tongue education
Court rules in favour of mother tongue education
Are bursary schemes which give preference to students who want to specialise in indigenous African languages and who come from rural areas...
The strange places we misplace power
The strange places we misplace power
Ukuhamba kukubona. Travelling is seeing, they say in my language. My friend X and I took a day trip on Sunday morning, to a small town in the Free...
Poets reclaim Cape Town's historical narrative
Poets reclaim Cape Town's historical narrative
‘It’s funny that you call this place Kaapstad. Kaap means ‘steal’ in Dutch. Kapen. ‘To steal’,” says Sjaan Flikweert. She says this...
English only at varsity is not a remedy
English only at varsity is not a remedy
Much has been written about last year’s ground shift in higher education. Universities responded to calls to reconsider the extent to which...

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