Court to hear UFS Afrikaans case

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File: UFS is one of several institutions that have been grappling with language-related protests.

JOHANNESBURG – AfriForum and Solidarity are heading to Bloemfontein High Court on Monday over the University of the Free State’s language policy for 2017.

The organisation is challenging the university’s decision to drop Afrikaans as a medium of instruction.

Three months ago its council agreed that English will be the primary language used.

AfriForum believes the institution is depriving Afrikaans-speaking students their right to be educated in their mother tongue.

Language policies have recently become the bone of contention in several institutions of higher learning in the country.

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