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Constitutional Court to rule on contentious Stellenbosch University language policy

Constitutional Court to rule on contentious Stellenbosch University language policy | @ntwaagae


Constitutional Court to rule on contentious Stellenbosch University language policy | ntwaagae

The Constitutional Court is expected to deliver judgment in a case about Stellenbosch University 's decision to adopt a controversial 2016 language policy.

It was the applicants' belief that the policy infringed on the rights of Afrikaans-speaking students.

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Judgment tomorrow 10am: Was Stellenbosch University’s decision to adopt the 2016 language policy, which in some circumstances effectively preferences English, constitutionally justified?

The university senate approved the policy on June 9, 2016 with 113 votes for the policy, and 10 against.

The institution said that, in instances where classes were large, an effort would be made to offer separate lectures in Afrikaans and English where possible.

"Where Afrikaans and English are used in the same lecture, all information will be conveyed in at least English, with a summary or notes of key points in Afrikaans as well. Questions will at least be answered in the language in which they are asked," said Stellenbosch University.

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