[lg policy] Gauteng Education MEC heads to court over school's language policy

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Mon Jan 8 10:10:38 EST 2018


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Gauteng Education MEC heads to court over school's language policy

MEC Panyaza Lesufi says that he already spoke to three Krugersdorp schools
that will be taking in English pupils from this year onwards.
[image: Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi. Picture: Sethembiso
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Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

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Mia Lindeque <http://ewn.co.za/Contributors/mia-lindeque> | about 9 hours
ago

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi
<http://ewn.co.za/Topic/Panyaza-Lesufi> says he is speaking to Afrikaans
schools which are still using the language to exclude certain pupils.

More than 30,000 grade one and grade 8 pupils have yet to be placed ahead
of the start of the 2018 academic year.

Lesufi says he already spoke to three Krugersdorp schools that will be
taking in English pupils from this year onwards.

“I’m going to court on Tuesday. There’s a school that’s refusing to take
English speaking learners there and we forced them to open up and they have
taken us to court.

“So we’re in court on Tuesday to fight them and confront them. But
Afrikaans people also have the right to learn in their own language.”


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 Harold F. Schiffman

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Dept. of South Asia Studies
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