Streaming issues? Report here
kenny-show-picjpg kenny-show-picjpg
702 Music with Kenny Maistry
10:00 - 14:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: 702 Music with Nonn Botha
See full line-up
702 Music with Kenny Maistry
10:00 - 14:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics

Panyaza Lesufi takes a swipe at private Afrikaans university under construction

16 September 2019 10:23 AM
Tags:
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi
Afrikaans
Afrikaans univerity

Gauteng Education MEC says there is no room in a non-racial South Africa for reminders of apartheid.

UPDATE: Solidarity: private Afrikaans-medium college will be based on language, not race

There is no room in a non-racial South Africa for reminders of apartheid, says Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.

Lesufi took Twitter reposting a video by Reinhard777 showing men breaking ground for a new private Afrikaans-language university.

I just hate racism when I see one! A race-based institution in a non-racial society won’t succeed. Please don’t remind us about apartheid

Panyaza Lesufi, Education MEC - Gauteng

RELATED: 'My daughter went to an Afrikaans school' - Panyaza Lesufi not 'anti-Afrikaans'

Twitter reactions were divided with some saying there is nothing wrong with a university in the Afrikaans medium,

Lesufu responded, "It is not innocent, unfortunately. They are angry because RAU, Tukkies, Stellenbosch, etc are now accommodating other races and languages. We can't go back to RAUs whether private or public, non-racialism is the future. Let's defend it

In June this year trade union Solidarity announced plans to roll out a project to build alternative educational and work opportunities, one of which was a university.

Panyaza Lesufi spoke to Kieno Kammies about his response.

RELATED: 'My child went to an Afrikaans school' Panyaza Lesufi says not 'anti-Afrikaans'

Solidarity responds below:

RELATED: Solidarity: private Afrikaans-medium college will be based on language, not race

Listen to this and other trending stories with Barbara Friedman on Barbs Wire below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Panyaza Lesufi takes a swipe at private Afrikaans university under construction


16 September 2019 10:23 AM
Tags:
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi
Afrikaans
Afrikaans univerity

Recommended

More from Politics

scootersjpg

'EC scooters were procured to allow transportation of meds by health workers'

10 July 2020 12:07 PM

Provincial health department head Dr Thobile Mbengashe is adamant that these scooters were never meant to be ambulances.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

scootersjpg

EC tender was for 100 clinics, not ambulances - Fabkomp director

10 July 2020 7:34 AM

The company that got the R10 million tender's Brian Harmse sheds light on the controversial project.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190124 Phil Masinga4

For anyone to write me off politically at this moment is ill-advised - Gigaba

9 July 2020 11:50 AM

Clement Manyathela chats with former minister Malusi Gigaba in a new feature called #HangingOutwithClement.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

123rf A pile of two hundred rand notes, South African currency money

'It is critical that South Africa brings its public debt under control'

9 July 2020 8:07 AM

RMB CEO James Formby says if the country doesnt control its debt, it will find itself in an economic quagmire.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200707truckdriversgif

Truck drivers continue with protest despite union's plea for the strike to end

8 July 2020 1:57 PM

All Truck Drivers Foundation Gauteng secretary Mandla Mngomezulu says the union condemn any violence that is brought by protest.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

5bad5cbc-6b7e-4f1f-8645-42121cf93eb0.jpg

Numsa and Sacca among five unions who accepted SAA voluntary severance packages

8 July 2020 11:38 AM

Public Enterprises Department acting director-general Kgathatso Tlhakudi gives insight on how the agreement was reached.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191125mukharigif

George Mukhari Hospital CEO says he learnt about alleged rape from media

8 July 2020 7:46 AM

The police and the hospital are investigating the rape incident of a two-year-old while in a COVID-19 isolation area.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Mokonyane1

'It is important to put something tangible to allegations against Mokonyane'

7 July 2020 2:39 PM

Investigative journalist Kyle Cowan says the Zondo commission is taking a very long time and there is a little bit of inquiry fatigue.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200506-truter-vbs-edjpg

If Truter spills the beans a lot of VBS looters will be in trouble - Clement

7 July 2020 2:36 PM

Clement Manyathela unpacks what he thinks will happen if former VBS CFO Phillip Truter testifies.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

ebdbczdxsaesdv-jpg

Media giant to shut down some publications as COVID-19 hits Media24

7 July 2020 1:20 PM

CEO Ishmet Davidson says the pandemic has accelerated the pre-existing and long-term structural decline in print media.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward