THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Moses Madiba, author, educationist & the first Black chancellor of the University of the North, died on this day

By Drum Digital
02 January 2015

Moses Josiah Madiba, author, educationist and first Black chancellor of the University of the North, died in Seshego, Polokwane.

He was a protagonist of mother tongue instruction in primary schools and held the view that training of primary school teachers through medium of their mother tongue would improve the quality of teaching.

This viewpoint led to criticism and political controversy.

Madiba wrote several school textbooks and stories in Northern Sotho and was deputy chairman of the Lebowa Legislative Assembly.

Source: sahistory.org.za.

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