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
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
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
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
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
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
The worm has turned and virtually every South African political commentator whose legacy was to encourage a one man one vote ANC takeover in South Africa is now tearing into the government and its alliance partners. The country is on … Read the rest
The Gauteng Education Department’s decision to change single-medium Afrikaans schools into parallel-medium schools will be challenged in the Johannesburg High Court.
The Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools are calling for the preservation of Afrikaans as a language … Read the rest
Commenting on the current conflict around Afrikaans-only schools in the Gauteng Province, Dr. Dan Roodt, leader of PRAAG, has called for seeing it in its historical context.
“Issues around culture, language, identity and education go to the heart of the … Read the rest
Music mockumentary Stone Cold Jane Austen will be one of eight South African films screening at the Cannes Film Festival later this month.
The films form part of the Marche Du Film programme which takes place from May 12 to … Read the rest
The SABC will do away with Afrikaans news bulletins on its 24 hour news channel on DStv.
Black indigenous South African language bulletins, including Zulu, Siswati, Tsonga, Xhosa, isiNdebele, Sotho and Venda will also be scrapped.
As from April 1, … Read the rest
Allister Sparks is one of those raving left-liberal journalists for whom nothing in South Africa will ever detract from the utopia of being ruled by the ANC and South African Communist Party. Together with his protégé, Helen Zille, current leader … Read the rest
A magistrate at the Randburg Magistrates Court, Naren Sewnarain, accepted the arguments put forward by Conrad Koch that there exists American-style freedom of speech in South Africa and everyone may insult everyone else in the grossest of manners, as well … Read the rest