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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...
AfriKaaps is an act of reclamation
AfriKaaps is an act of reclamation
COMMENTMultilingual speakers of Kaaps remain burdened by the negative colonial and apartheid image of Gamtaal in South Africa.
Right-wing radicals back Pretoria University protests
Right-wing radicals back Pretoria University protests
An Afrikaner survivalist group, which calls for self-determination, has backed protests at the University of Pretoria, determined to protect...
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...
Why Afrikaans doesn't qualify for special treatment at universities
Why Afrikaans doesn't qualify for special treatment at universities
There is a fierce debate underway about the language of instruction at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Students protested throughout 2015 against the use of Afrikaans as the...
Thousands march over alleged racism at Heidelberg school
Thousands march over alleged racism at Heidelberg school
In a march that disrupted learning in Ratanda schools on Monday, local leaders of the ANC and its alliance partners took turns accusing the...
Jansen is wrong about English as a primary tuition language, says FF Plus
Jansen is wrong about English as a primary tuition language, says FF Plus
Jansen is wrong if he pleads that all school education in South Africa should be in English, FF Plus leader Pieter Mulder said on Wednesday.
Sinki’s leaving a legacy
Sinki’s leaving a legacy
Sinki Mlambo is perplexed, her gaze drifts from the arm of her friend to her own and then to the pile of crayons scattered on the desk beside...
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...
Sweet, soet, Sotho, boet, 'n egg en ek
Sweet, soet, Sotho, boet, 'n egg en ek
'Kan ek asseblief twee eiers en 'n kaasworsie kry?" my brother asked.

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