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AfriForum takes Unisa to court over language policy

AfriForum is approaching the High Court in Pretoria over the disputed language policy at the University of South Africa.

AfriForum: Dropping Afrikaans as a language of instruction at UFS is unconstitutional

AfriForum says the University of the Free State wishes Afrikaans in its historical notion of oppression.

​Universities must make a strategic language compromise to suit the student profile

The average student is female, black, not wealthy enough, and wants to be taught in English, writes Tinyiko Maluleke.

English given equal status at Stellenbosch, made primary language of instruction at University of Pretoria

Stellenbosch has also committed to growing isiXhosa in effort to 'facilitate social cohesion and promote inclusivity'.

Language can be a powerful cohesive tool

A system using English as a common language in multilingual schools, combined with multibilingualism, can be a powerful catalyst for social cohesion.

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.

From school to university: Pupils face critical challenges

There is a vital intersect between schools as a pipeline to higher education, and higher education as the conduit for teachers into schools.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

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​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

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