[lg policy] South Africa: Maties approves motion to amend language policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 14:54:05 UTC 2015


Maties approves motion to amend language policy

The university’s council met to discuss aspects relating to transformation
at the institution.
[image: Students gather at Stellenbosch University during an open dialogue
to discuss issues of inclusion and exclusion on 15 April 2015. Picture:
iWitness.]
FILE: Stellenbosch University has approved a motion to amend its language
policy. Picture: iWitness.

   - Stellenbosch University
   <http://ewn.co.za/Topic/Stellenbosch-University>
   - Stellenbosch University alleged racism
   <http://ewn.co.za/Topic/Stellenbosch-University-alleged-racism>



   -
   -


Masa Kekana <http://ewn.co.za/Contributors/Masa-Kekana> | about 8 hours ago
CAPE TOWN - Stellenbosch University
<http://ewn.co.za/Topic/Open-Stellenbosch> has approved a motion to amend
its language policy leading up to further proposed changes this year.

The university’s council met on Monday to discuss various aspects relating
to transformation at the institution.

Maties spokesperson Martin Viljoen said, “Council supported the
recommendation by the rector’s management team that we would safeguard
Afrikaans as an academic language and it should be removed from the
introduction of the language policy.”

Viljoen added the introduction of IsiXhosa was still in the pipeline.

He adds the rector’s management team has accepted the recommendations.


*REACTION *
While a council meeting was underway yesterday, student movement Open
Stellenbosch
<http://ewn.co.za/2015/08/22/Open-Stellenbosch-releases-racism-documentary>
hosted a demonstration at the university’s Tygerberg campus.

The movement is calling for the dissolution of council
<http://ewn.co.za/2015/09/28/Open-Stellenbosch-has-more-demands> as part of
a campaign for greater transformation
<http://ewn.co.za/2015/09/22/Transformation-summit-to-develop-vision-for-SA-universities>
at the institution.

Last week, Open Stellenbosch also said it is not happy
<http://ewn.co.za/2015/09/22/Open-Stellenbosch-unhappy-with-revised-language-policy>
with newly revised language policy.

The new policy aims to place English and Afrikaans on an equal level as the
language of instruction in classrooms.


http://ewn.co.za/2015/09/30/Maties-approves-amendment-to-language-policy
-- 
**************************************
N.b.: Listing on the lgpolicy-list is merely intended as a service to its
members
and implies neither approval, confirmation nor agreement by the owner or
sponsor of the list as to the veracity of a message's contents. Members who
disagree with a message are encouraged to post a rebuttal, and to write
directly to the original sender of any offensive message.  A copy of this
may be forwarded to this list as well.  (H. Schiffman, Moderator)

For more information about the lgpolicy-list, go to
https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/
listinfo/lgpolicy-list
*******************************************
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/lgpolicy-list/attachments/20150930/a77e8a39/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
_______________________________________________
This message came to you by way of the lgpolicy-list mailing list
lgpolicy-list at groups.sas.upenn.edu
To manage your subscription unsubscribe, or arrange digest format: https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/listinfo/lgpolicy-list


More information about the Lgpolicy-list mailing list