ConCourt rules in favour of Stellenbosch University

The former Afrikaans university says the policy's meant to ensure equal access, multilingualism and integration. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Constitutional Court ruled that Stellenbosch University's English language policy is justified.

The former Afrikaans university says the policy's meant to ensure equal access, multilingualism and integration.

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However, Gelyke Kanse, a voluntary association, said it's unconstitutional and unfair to mother-tongue Afrikaans speakers.

“Being in the Western Cape, Afrikaans is the most spoken language in the Western Cape. Most of that Afirakaans is being spoken by the brown community, so our argument is that a lot of children are coming from Afrikaans schools and now they are going to an English university,” said Gelyke Kanse’s attorney Danie Rossouw.

"So it is not only about Afrikaans, it is about the development academically of all other indigenous languages.”

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