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      Default South African schools to drop Zulu and Xhosa languages, stirring debate

      South African schools to drop Zulu and Xhosa languages, stirring debate

      Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 10:50 am, Wed Jan 25, 2012.
      South African schools to drop Zulu and Xhosa languages, stirring debateBy Fungai MaborekeNew York Amsterdam News | 0 comments


      Jan. 24 (GIN) - South African Model C primary
      schools have been quietly removing Zulu and
      Xhosa languages from their curriculum leaving
      English and Afrikaans, popularly known as "the
      oppressors' language" during the apartheid era
      as the medium of Instruction.

      The move was described as "tragic" by academics
      even though Afrikaans appears to be the next
      dominant idiom after English.

      Officially, students should be taught in their mother
      tongue from Grades 1 to 3, but a survey by the
      Sunday Times newspaper found this was not
      happening. In fact, by the time they got to 12th
      year, most pupils were opting for Afrikaans as their
      first additional language after English with 68,455
      choosing Afrikaans, 10,943 choosing Zulu and 1,547
      choosing Xhosa.

      A letter from Mntomuhle Khawula of the Inkatha
      Freedom Party and an education advisor, was
      particularly critical: "Exclusion of African languages
      (isiZulu and isiXhosa) in some former Model C Primary
      schools is systematically discriminating and singling
      out certain racial groups."

      "We cannot sideline our African languages because
      not only is it an insult to those who speak it but it's
      reviving the struggle of languages like it happened
      many years ago with Bantu education, we need to
      find a curriculum that will accommodate each and
      every language."

      Bobby Soobrayan, director of basic education,
      countered: "It is misleading to say that because
      of government policy, schools are scrapping African
      languages in favor of Afrikaans..." However, he
      added, "Because school governing bodies determine
      the language policy, some schools choose to offer
      Afrikaans as the first additional language."

      Soobrayan insisted: "What we want to see is every
      pupil being competent in an African language when
      they leave school."
      Last edited by Kala; 01-26-2012 at 07:20 PM.
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      Default Re: South African schools to drop Zulu and Xhosa languages, stirring debate

      And the ANC just celebrated 100 years of existence, what are they doing or saying about this? I could guess.

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      Uhuru Yaw!
      Meda wo ase for your comment. And your guess
      would probably be on point.

      Apparently, in this article I found, the ANC
      is having some internal issues. This article describes
      the events that took place at the 100 year celebration
      covering comments made by various presidents and
      attendees. However the writer ends the article
      with this:

      "The struggle for freedom, justice, human rights and against racism is a global battle. I see the ANC in the vanguard, not just in South Africa but throughout the continent and the globe." [said UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon]

      [Author's reply] Increasingly, the only people who appear to need reminding of this are mainly to be found inside the African National Congress.
      Now that is really his opinion of the ANC. I,
      unfortunately do not know enough of the
      details about the internal stuff going on to agree
      or disagree, but it's something to question.

      However, I agree with you. It would be
      good to see what they have to say about
      this, and better yet, do something to address
      this issue.

      Once again, I appreciate your two cents
      on the matter!

      Blessings
      Last edited by Kala; 01-26-2012 at 08:59 PM.
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      To Be AnAfrikan Woman is to:

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      - maintain and pass on Afrikan culture
      - organize and direct the Afrikan market, enabling our people to understand thespirit of economic exchange and distribution of our resources
      - be a scientist of the sacred
      - be an intellectual
      - be Divine
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      I visited South Africa in 2009. I am not surprised to that this is happening nor am I surprised that so many Africans, I presume, have picked a bastardized Dutch or English over their native languages. South Africa is a disappointment through out. From the idiotic plan to make 11 official languages to legalizing homosexuality the place is a playing field for so called "white people". It makes me very upset but what can one do about it? The Africans in the southern part of Africa refuse to think that white people are their enemy, they simply refuse. They work against their own interest constantly. They have no type of Black nationalist education, something that should have been a staple in that area by now. It's a loss. Why would you not pick one official African language? Why would you not make education free to all? Why would you praise a no good scoundrel and weak minded attention hungry megalomaniac like Mandela? Who obviously had no worthwhile ideas to truly help the masses of Africans in the region. Why are Black Africans in that the part of the world so focused on being peaceful with their enemy?

      This stories makes me sick because it boils down to self hatred which is taught.

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      @ asarhongo - didn't know SA legalized homosexuality! wow! wow on one hand, not that surprised on the other. I'm considering visiting there in the summer but after reading your post I'm inclined to visit elsewhere in the region... Tanzania has been calling my name for a little while now. But in response to what you said, it seems to me that the need to love our enemies and refusal to see whites (arabs, chinese, kwk) for what they are is a problem facing black people globally. Its disturbing to say the least.
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      Do we have any members that can teach us the language?
      @Obadele Kambon, can we get this started here? Then we can shoot some folks down there to teach the language.
      Last edited by Jujamea; 01-29-2012 at 07:50 AM.

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      This truly breaks my heart, but SA has been becoming a white man's country for some time now. Mandela made sure of that. smh.

     

     
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