[lg policy] AfriForum Youth and Stellenbosch University to meet in court over language policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 18:46:08 UTC 2016


 AfriForum Youth and Stellenbosch University to meet in court over language
policy

Stellenbosch University's language policy will be in the spotlight again
today when AfriForum Youth and the university meet in court.
Published: April 15, 2016, 7:09 a.m. by News24
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AfriForum Youth is opposed to the university revising the current language
policy.


In 2015 the university announced that all learning at the institution would
soon be in English as it was the common language in the country.


In a statement, the rector's management team on language policy also said
“substantial academic support” would be provided in other South African
languages, according to students' needs.


When the announcement was made, AfriForum Youth said the proposal
disregarded almost half of the Western Cape's residents who were Afrikaans
speaking.


The organisation in March filed an urgent application at the Western Cape
High Court and claimed that Afrikaans students had been disadvantaged in
some faculties with lectures now


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