Phemelo Ngcobo, standing in for Azania Mosaka, on Wednesday spoke to a cultural expert, Dr Nomagugu Ngobese, about teaching children their mother tongue.
This discussion followed an article about why children should or should not learn their mother tongue, where Ngobese argued that the mother tongue should be prioritised.
Listen to the conversation below...
English is for capitalism. It's for communication with other people who don't understand other native languages.— Dr. Nomagugu Ngobese, cultural expert
You can acquire other languages, but to me if you can't speak your language then you're not educated— Dr. Nomagugu Ngobese, cultural expert
If you don't understand your language, you don't understand your identity.— Dr. Nomagugu Ngobese, cultural expert