AfriForum files discrimination complaint

2011-03-31 20:11
Bloemfontein - AfriForum Youth has filed a complaint of language discrimination against the Central University of Technology at the Equality Court in Bloemfontein.

AfriForum Youth chairperson Ernst Roets said on Thursday that the complaint came after the CUT changed their language policy to one of English-only.

"This was done while several students had contracted with the CUT to do their courses in Afrikaans at the commencement of their studies," said Roets in a statement.

The youth body said the students at CUT had not been consulted in the decision and their decision to enroll at CUT was because the institution offered courses in Afrikaans.

Roets said it was ironic that the language issue should be the one educational issue to be constantly singled out in the Constitution.

"Despite the constitutional protection that students were supposed to enjoy, the violation of their language rights all over South Africa was the order of the day," said Roets.

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