Afrikaans schools win first round against forced anglicization

Disgruntled parents of single-medium Afrikaans schools dragged Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi to court and won the first round.

Fedsas said Lesufi’s decision to make parents apply for admission electronically was merely an effort to take control of the placement … Read the rest

Battle lines drawn for Gauteng Afrikaans schools

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

The Killer language takes Cannes

This year’s Cannes Film Festival was greeted with consternation when a commonality was noticed across many of the festival’s in-competition selections: the Killer language, English.

Though there are only two American filmmakers in competition for Cannes’ Palme d’Or and no

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SABC scraps Afrikaans for minority killer language

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