Stellenbosch University’s future success requires white people within its wider community to articulate anti-racism as a genuine political position.
The Constitution guarantees people’s rights to use the language of their choice but the Khampepe report on Stellenbosch University and the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill undermines this
‘Inxeba/The Wound’ is but one of the films of the growing body of literary and visual texts which have focused on queer lived experiences in Africa.
Showmax’s ‘Sex in Afrikaans’ explores the continued taboo of representing sex in the Afrikaans language
It’s been in existence since the 1500s but the Kaaps language, synonymous with Cape Town in South Africa, has never had a dictionary until now
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The decline of N|uu dates all the way back to 1652, when the first Europeans arrived by ship at the Cape of Good Hope.
It is time we start talking about how we can reinvent Afrikaans through the formation of AfriKaaps
South Africa’s failure to encourage multilingualism undermines progress
Education policy has always been, and will continue to be, closely related to South Africans’ social conditions
The radical right takes credit for alerting the world to the alleged persecution of white people in South Africa
Hoërskool Overvaal maintains it has reached its capacity while the department said the pupils were denied places based on their language preference.
Bursary scheme favours student teachers from rural areas
"The power we attribute to the people in whose name apartheid was made is perhaps too generous at times and too limited to the power to have things".
A jamboree of poets traverses the city, feels it’s pain and emerges to restore what was taken
And its use doesn’t mean that education will be more inclusive and equitable
Linguistic activism is central to destigmatising and celebrating AfriKaaps.
The survivalist group Kommandokorps has warned Afrikaans-speaking students at the university that their language and culture is at stake.
A language is not preserved by formal applications, but rather in the home, in the arts and in literature, writes Josua Loots.
The use of a language that bars the majority of black African students – who do not understand Afrikaans – is indefensible.
Those who don’t want English as Stellenbosch’s main language have invoked SA’s Constitution, but the assumptions underlying their arguments are false.
Marchers have demanded Heidelberg Hoër Volkskool relooks its decision to phase out English classes, claiming it to be racist and unconstitutional.
Free State University rector Jonathan Jansen is wrong if he pleads that all school education in South Africa should be in English, says the FF Plus.
Since enrolling at the North-West University’s Potchefstroom campus, Sinki Mlambo has proven herself a leader par excellence.
The SA Teachers Union has been investigating the possibility of an internationally recognised, separate Afrikaans matric examination, says a report.
My brother and I grew up in an Afrikaans home, fighting about politics, but he can still surprise me, writes Charles Leonard.
It is doubtful that a homogeneous volk ever really existed, but the debate about Afrikaner identity – and its future – has not run its full course.
Exclusively Afrikaans universities would disastrously imprison white students in single-race and monolingual environments, warns Jonathan Jansen.