Seeing the Afrikaans language as a decolonised language, speakers at the Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth Summit conference shared how central language is in decolonising education.
Dr Edith Phaswana, a senior lecturer at the University of South Africa (Unisa), said … Read the rest
South African state schools will introduce Mandarin lessons next year in a bid to bolster cultural relations with China, its largest trading partner, a government official said on Wednesday.
Basic Education spokesman Elijah Mhlanga told AFP that South Africa hopes … Read the rest
The DA will file affidavits alleging “bad language” after an MP was physically threatened by Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina.
During the presidency budget vote on Tuesday Steenhuisen said Masina had mouthed: “I will f*&k … Read the rest
During a training session with the Spanish national team in 2004, the Spanish national coach Luis Aragonés was recorded by a Spanish TV crew referring to French soccerplayer Thierry Henry as a “black piece of s***” to José Antonio Reyes, … Read the rest
The deepening crisis in Ukraine involves not only issues of political sovereignty, European integration and Russian hegemony, but also language and its relationship to nationalism and ethnic identity. Immediately after the removal of President Viktor Yanukovych from power on Feb. … Read the rest
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 families, brought the complaint shortly after the inquiry resumed its … Read the rest
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 careful argument about language inclusivity can be seriously distorted for … Read the rest
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 Davies, to rectify the imbalance, Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF … Read the rest
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 in language policy in the past year.
He alleges that … Read the rest
On behalf of the Pro-Afrikaans Action Group (Praag) and all Afrikaans speakers in the country, I strongly object to your sensationalist headline: “My child hates Afrikaans people” (City Press, May 5).
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