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Saving southern Africa’s oldest languages

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.

Let’s reinvent Afrikaans (and ourselves) together

It is time we start talking about how we can reinvent Afrikaans through the formation of AfriKaaps

English monolingualism gains the upper hand

South Africa’s failure to encourage multilingualism undermines progress

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

The radical right takes credit for alerting the world to the alleged persecution of white people in South Africa

Gauteng education department and school in court over additional placements

Hoërskool Overvaal maintains it has reached its capacity while the department said the pupils were denied places based on their language preference.

Court rules in favour of mother tongue education

Bursary scheme favours student teachers from rural areas

The strange places we misplace power

"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".

Poets reclaim Cape Town’s historical narrative

A jamboree of poets traverses the city, feels it’s pain and emerges to restore what was taken

English only at varsity is not a remedy

And its use doesn’t mean that education will be more inclusive and equitable

AfriKaaps is an act of reclamation

Linguistic activism is central to destigmatising and celebrating AfriKaaps.

Right-wing radicals back Pretoria University protests

The survivalist group Kommandokorps has warned Afrikaans-speaking students at the university that their language and culture is at stake.

Afrikaners: Stand up for what is right, for our future

A language is not preserved by formal applications, but rather in the home, in the arts and in literature, writes Josua Loots.

Afrikaans varsities perpetuate racial divisions

The use of a language that bars the majority of black African students - who do not understand Afrikaans - is indefensible.

Why Afrikaans doesn’t qualify for special treatment at universities

Those who don't want English as Stellenbosch's main language have invoked SA's Constitution, but the assumptions underlying their arguments are false.

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