If its not ESKOM that don’t want people to speak Afrikaans now pupils reject being taught in Afrikaans

The Western Cape Education Department has scheduled a meeting with representatives of aggrieved Diazville High School pupils who protested against being taught in Afrikaans.

Around 300 pupils protested outside the school last week about some teachers allegedly conducting lessons in Afrikaans instead of English, the language of teaching at the school. Please also read our Afrikaans posting on ESKOM here:- Eskom-bestuurder weier dat kliënt Afrikaans praat

WCED spokesperson Bronagh Hammond said the pupils had handed over a letter of their demands.

“The WCED has met with the school management. A meeting has been scheduled with representatives of the aggrieved group, the school management team as well as the SGB to discuss the matter.”

“The pupils’ grievances included allegati
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‘You will regret it in 30 years time’: Tito Mboweni on scrapping Afrikaans at UP

Finance minister Tito Mboweni ruffled feathers after tweeting that he disagrees with the removal of Afrikaans as a medium language of instruction at the University of Pretoria.

As of 2019, English is the medium language of teaching for all first-year classes at the university after AfriForum Youth and Solidarity lost a high court battle in 2016 to challenge the language policy.

Former University of the Witwatersrand vice-principal Tawana Kupe took up his position as the first black vice-chancellor at the University of Pretoria, placing racial transformation of academic staff at the centre of his agenda.

Mboweni’s tweet triggered much debate and responses, as the minister firmly stood by his opinion.

This report does not necessarily reflect the opinion of SA news


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Tuks phasing out Afrikaans as medium of instruction and will from now only use English as the primary language of communication and administration

The University of Pretoria is to phase out Afrikaans as the official medium of instruction at all its campuses and residences.

The university will from now only use English as the primary language of communication and administration.

University spokesperson Rikus Delport said the policy was adopted in 2016 by the university’s council and Senate after “extensive consultation process and recommendations from all interested parties”.

“The change in policy is aimed at facilitating social cohesion, and the university will continue to embrace and encourage multilingualism to foster unity and provide equal opportunities to speakers of all South African languages,” he said.

The consultation process included a language work stream that was formed as part of the transformation lekgotla and the independent transformation panel that focused on submissions from external stakeholders.

Delport said the decision from the various interest
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Ken jy vir Rona van Blerk, wel hier is meer oor haar en haar eerste enkelsnit!

Rona van Blerk, ’n passievolle donkerkop met ’n sielvolle stem, is vinnig besig om vir haarself naam te maak in die musiekbedryf. Haar eerste enkelsnit, Veilig, word hierdie week uitgereik en gaan beslis verskeie musiekharte, regoor die land, verower.

Veilig is ’n Afrikaans-akoestiese liedjie met ’n unieke pop-aanslag uit haar eie pen en gaan daaroor dat elke mens graag veilig wil voel,
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Nielsen: ‘Top Way To Reach Consumers Across All Media’ Is Radio.

The recently released Q2 2017 Nielsen Comparable Metrics Report, which offers an in-depth apples-to-apples comparison of major media platforms—traditional radio, television, computers, smartphones, game consoles and tablets—is stirring plenty of notice, thanks to some mighty rosy statistics about broadcast radio. For one, Nielsen Audio managing director Brad Kelly was invited to write a guest column […]
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Jou Top 20 vir die week, met ‘n paar verassings.

Hier is jou Top 20 vir hierdie week. En wat ‘n verrasing het ons nie in die week se keuses nie. Ruan Josh en Franja du Plessis is nommer 1 die week met hulle liedjie “Ek wil lewe”, hierdie broer en suster trio mag maar sing. Hoop om hulle vir ‘n hele paar weke op […]
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Hier is jou Top20 vir die week, met ‘n paar verassings !!

Karen Zoid het verlede week die eerste enkelsnit vanaf haar nuwe album, Op die oomblik, bekendgestel. Die liedjie was binne ‘n dag die mees afgelaaide Afrikaanse liedjie op iTunes. Haar nuwe album word die 11de Augustus vrygestel. Vir die tweede week is Joe Forster se liedjie “Ridder” nommer 1 op ons lysie. 1. Joe Forser […]
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Denver Morning Duo Return In Show Backed By Pot Dealership.

Longtime Denver market morning hosts Larry and Kathie J have found a new broadcast home—backed by one of Colorado’s largest marijuana dispensary chains. They’ll premiere next month on an internet radio station backed by The Green Solution and, as part of the deal, host Larry Ulibarri is introducing his own cannabis strain to be sold […]
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Minal Patel Named Project Manager at Mediabase.

Minal Patel has been promoted to project manager at Mediabase. Patel joined the company in 2008 as the director of client services and has advanced through various departments in the company. “Minal will play a key role in leading our new user interface design,” President/CEO Philippe Generali commented. “She has done a terrific job of […]
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Lois Lewis Named APD/MD at KNIX.

iHeartMedia country KNIX (102.5) Phoenix has awarded midday talent Lois Lewis with the title of assistant program director/music director. She fills the role left with Anthony Allen’s move to the company’s country combo KASE-FM (100.7) and KVET-FM (98.1) Austin, TX – where he is program director and hosts afternoons on KASE. “I’ve worked with Lois […]
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Pai In Big Sky Country Vows To ‘Go Big’ With FCC Changes.

In the big sky country of the Rockies, Federal Communications Commission chief Ajit Pia said he too is going big. Speaking to the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters over the weekend, Pai attributed the fast pace of change he’s bringing since being named chairman to where he sits. “I’m able to take a different approach to […]
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