Dan Roodt: Anglicising Afrikaans schools will speed up the country’s decline

It is astonishing that Mary Metcalfe, whose educational legacy in Gauteng was characterised by one foolish, abandoned experiment after the other, should pontificate on the issue of Afrikaans schools (“War talk won’t end language row”, June 5). The … Read the rest

Clinton funds conflict in Syria, Baltimore and now South Africa

The Hillary Clinton Diaspora Foundation supports the homecomingrevolution.com in South Africa. Their spokesperson Angel Jones is a Board Member of Roedean School. This private English school, one of the oldest and most expensive Anglican institutions in South Africa, features prominently … Read the rest

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

PRAAG denounces interference by Panyaza Lesufi in Afrikaans schools as ‘linguistic genocide’

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

Gauteng Education imposes English on 124 Afrikaans schools by decree

The Education Department of the Gauteng province has decided to force 124 Afrikaans schools to become parallel medium as a first step to eradicating Afrikaans as an educational language in schools. The Department released the following statement by its MEC, … Read the rest