University of Stellenbosch to appear in court over language policy

AfriForum supported organisation, Gelyke Kanse, has taken the University of Stellenbosch to court over its revised language policy which came into effect earlier this year.

The organisation feels that the university's new language policy is an infringement on the rights of Afrikaans speaking students.

According to the new language policy, Afrikaans and English will enjoy equal status as medium of instruction at the University, protecting the principals of multilingualism.

CapeTalk's Africa Melane spoke to Director of The Independent Institute of Education, Dr Felicity Coughlan on whether she thinks the organisation would have a strong case in court.

Most South African students are having to study in Higher Education in a language that's not their own. It would've been deleterious to continue to give Afrikaans a privileged space.

Dr. Felicity Coughlan, Director of The Independent Institute of Education

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : University of Stellenbosch to appear in court over language policy


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