Tuks capitulates before EFF youth militia over #Afrikaans

The University of Pretoria last night capitulated before radical groups like the EFF Youth Militia or “Student Command” and accepted English as its only working and instruction language. In a statement issued by the university, it accepts English as “the … Read the rest

Karel Combrinck: De profundis

The University of Pretoria is traditionally and historically an Afrikaans university. For English-speaking readers this notion perhaps requires some clarification. It does not mean that anyone intends the University of Pretoria to be an exclusively Afrikaans university in that people … Read the rest

‘Whites should die’: academic’s call at Univ of the Witwatersrand

A lecturer in philosophy yesterday said at a radical antiwhite, anti-Afrikaner conference at the University of the Witwatersrand that “whites should die”. The lecturer, Terblanche Delport, from UNISA, was reported by the Johannesburg newspaper Beeld as saying that “the only … Read the rest

Dan Roodt: Look to Canada and Belgium to solve South African language crisis

SA’s language crisis is now even debated in English, after 20 years of vehement exchanges in Afrikaans. Kelly-Jo Bluen’s politically correct blather about white guilt and racism may be easily dismissed as a kind of Freudian “boerehaat” (Selective white Read the rest

Video: ‘Abolish Afrikaans’ says Communist Youth leader

In this interview Samkelo Cetyiwe of the ANC Youth League and the South African Communist Party Youth explains why Afrikaans should be abolished at the University of Pretoria. He also wants the university to be “transformed” to reflect the ethnic … Read the rest

Univ. of Pretoria girl speaks out against black intimidation on campus

Today I, a very proud Afrikaans-speaking person, who is just coincidentally white, am very angry. As I was planning to leave campus an enormous disturbance occurred. The EFF decided, once again, to protest. As always this is probably Apartheid’s fault … Read the rest

Dan Roodt: Why Afrikaans-haters should declare a truce in the language war

Every South African benefits from Afrikaans, says Dan Roodt

For the moment Afrikaans is holding out at the University of Stellenbosch but the English faction will not relinquish its campaign against the language. The university council in Stellenbosch has not … Read the rest

Dan Roodt: Afrikaners should reject English and create an alternative Afrikaans economy

The notion that English will become the only educational and university language of South Africa, as argued by Anthony Still in Business Day as well as the City Press newspaper is not only breathtaking in its arrogance but also farfetched. … Read the rest

White dual-language crèche accused of racism

The white owner of a Pretoria crèche told eNCA on Monday that allegations of racism at the school are not true.

The crèche held two separate concerts for black and white children. Blacks speak English while Afrikaners speak Afrikaans.

“It’s … Read the rest

Dan Roodt: South Africa’s language war

South Africa is scaling new heights of ubuesque absurdity in the demand that the University of Stellenbosch should impose English as its “main language”. South Africa is already drowning in English universities where the slogan is apparently that they should … Read the rest

Reply to Neels Blom: Let’s reject English-only education

I was simply astonished to read Neels Blom’s bizarre appeal in a recent edition of Business Day that “education at all levels will have to be in English”. Are we not seeing precisely the implosion of “English education”, … Read the rest

Black commentator complains about Afrikaans in Namibia

By Jacques Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja

It is definitely necessary to unpack how and why Afrikaans is still largely utilised in Namibian workplaces in the 21st century. To get a good grasp of this issue, we probably need to understand the root … Read the rest

Letter: By what right may government decide what language I should use?

I write in English to accomodate readers who aren’t bright enough to speak more than one language; those who do not understand Afrikaans.

I write anonymously as I am not pursuing a career in politics or in media. Further I … Read the rest

Stellenbosch promises to ‘remove racists’

Rector and vice-chancellor Professor Wim de Villiers promised Parliament’s portfolio committee on higher education and training on Tuesday Stellenbosch University would root out “racists”.

Stefan Lang, the outgoing SRC chairman, having to rush through his address in order to provide … Read the rest