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Teaching in the mother tongue
Teaching in the mother tongue
The Eastern Cape education department has pioneered the implementation of Mother Tongue Based Bilingual Education (MTBBE) and wants other provinces...
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...
Crossing the (African) language barrier
Crossing the (African) language barrier
It's been a long time coming, but learning an African language will soon be compulsory in schools. Brent Meersman tries to keep ahead of the...
Talking in mother tongues
Talking in mother tongues
I am a fan of many things but sport is not one of them. I don't participate in any national pastime that involves wearing a branded jersey or...
Finding the real culprit
Finding the real culprit
Why is English as the medium of instruction for children who speak an African language at home regarded as educationally unsound by some educationists? Is there research that demonstrates this unequivocally? I am not referring to small case studies, but to large-scale inquiries, carried...
Found in translation
Found in translation
At the start of another school day, Mariliza Pieters displays the patience and persistence that only grade one teachers have been blessed with.
Perverting the system
Perverting the system
How should we measure the progress of schooling? We should strive for a balance between three sets of indicators in assessing the outcomes of our...
African languages are cool, ok?
African languages are cool, ok?
There is a crisis in African languages, particularly at school level, that everyone concerned -- language experts, academics and the government --...

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