Tag Archives: Afrikaans

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Mandela: myths vs. facts

by Christo Landman The ceremonies and media propaganda around the death of Nelson Mandela, cost millions of rands.  Those rands were to a large extent paid by taxpayers of whom…

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Advocate objects to Afrikaans testimony at Marikana hearing

Some families of deceased Marikana mineworkers were prejudiced at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry as they did not understand Afrikaans, a lawyer said on Friday. Dumisa Ntsebeza SC, for the…

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Black mob threatens school over its Afrikaans language medium

A mob chanting that they will burn the headmaster of an old and prestigious high school east of Johannesburg yesterday marched on the school, led by local politicians from the…

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Jonathan Jansen backtracks on anti-Afrikaans statement

A careful argument on language in education has been distorted to create a media hype, Free State University rector Jonathan Jansen said on Wednesday. “It still amazes me how a…

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Rob Davies

‘Too few Afrikaans-speakers in dept. of trade and industry’

The under-representation of Afrikaans-speaking personnel in the department of trade and industry is unacceptable and the Freedom Front Plus will be asking the minister of trade and Industry, Mr. Rob…

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Blacks impose English on coloured children of N. Cape

Mr. Zolile Prusente is the curriculum specialist with the regional education department in Upington. Recently, he sent a complaint to the South African Human Rights Commission regarding a problematic shift…

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Two Afrikaners on trial for bestiality in Pretoria

The Pretoria News reports that the case of a Pretoria East woman who allegedly had sex with two dogs is finally ready to go to trial next week, having been…

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Prosecutor releases robbers because ‘she did not understand Afrikaans’

Two men accused of being part of a gang of robbers were mistakenly released after a miscommunication in the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) office, The Saturday Star reported. The newspaper…

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Soweto to welcome Obama, a ‘fellow African’

Barack Obama was barely 15 years old when riots erupted in the South African township of Soweto over a circular concerning the use of Afrikaans and other African languages in…