Panyaza Lesufi: A language-based university is anathema to our society and a disgrace to our Constitution

2019-09-22 07:00

I am sustained by my conviction that non racialism is not wrong. I am sustained by my conviction that we are better off together than being a divided nation, writes Panyaza Lesufi.

Afrikaners have a democratic right to cultural freedom

2019-01-29 10:59

The fact that most Afrikaners embraced the new dispensation did not mean we relinquished our historic pursuit of cultural freedom, writes Flip Buys.

Auto & General says its right-wing partner’s attack on MiWay’s CEO ‘has nothing to do with us’

2018-08-23 09:19

Solidarity and AfriForum are trying to secure 20,000 new policies for the insurer VirSeker.

The Constitution on trial: Hoërskool Overvaal

2018-01-19 14:34

Beyond being the blueprint for South Africa’s collective hopes for an improved society, marking a decisive break from the past, the Constitution is also a peace treaty, writes Phephelaphi Dube.

#Overvaal: Stop painting with broad brushes

2018-01-19 10:25

People are tired of political correctness and everything and everybody being the same. The CNN vs Trump duel is testimony of that.

#Overvaal: Leaders need to get serious about education

2018-01-19 10:16

Racism is not going away in a hurry and will probably be here for another 150 years. We need to focus on something else, writes Joann Bergstrom.

English or Afrikaans? Our identity is about so much more

2018-01-19 08:23

Condemning the behaviour of Afrikaans schools without doing anything to advance indigenous languages undermines our national identity anchored in unity in diversity, writes Mpumelelelo Mkhabela.

Afrikaans, racism and education – it's time to talk

2018-01-18 13:37

The majority of South Africans want the same thing – a good education and a better life for their children. Let's not get distracted by hooligans and trolls, writes Adriaan Basson.

Education problems: Are Afrikaans schools to blame?

2018-01-18 07:52

The recent court struggle over Overvaal High School and the EFF’s protest at the school yesterday have placed the spotlight squarely on language issues and admission of learners in public schools, writes Paul Colditz.

Ouboet En Wors: Afrikaans comedy combination

2017-09-01 09:27

What do you get when you take the actors and characters from Orkney Snork Nie, Vetkoekpaleis and Molly En Wors?


This is why Black Twitter is speaking Afrikaans

2019-02-08 15:29

“Afrikaans” has been trending for the past 24 hours on South African Twitter as hundreds of users changed their profiles to resemble Afrikaners.

Afrikaans is making a comeback in Argentina - along with koeksisters and milktart

2019-01-15 16:15

The community of 650 former South Africans in Patagonia has revived cultural traditions.

Google Maps now speaks isiZulu and Afrikaans - just very badly

2018-03-28 12:24

Google can now say 'Sanibonani' and 'Goeiemôre' during your morning commute. With an accent.

Panyaza Lesufi: Language used as a 'false shield' for exclusion

2018-01-19 12:29

In the light of the recent court ruling on Hoërskool Overvaal, it's time to ask what our schools can do to ensure a more stable, diverse society with an inclusive ethos and robust anti-racism policies, writes Panyaza Lesufi.

#Overvaal: We can only move forward together

2018-01-19 10:16

Every national success story over the past 70 years starts the same way - give every one of our children a world class education so they can reach their full potential, says Mark Loudon.

#Overvaal: Afrikaans may not be placed above the rest

2018-01-19 10:16

Afrikaans must enjoy protection but not to the disadvantage of the indigenous people of this land.

WATCH: Police van petrol bombed, several arrested on 2nd day of protests at #HoërskoolOvervaal

Crowds have gathered outside Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeneging on Thursday in a second day of protests against the exclusion of learners from the Afrikaans-medium school. Watch.

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There are a number of human rights at play at #HoërskoolOvervaal - SAHRC

Following protests that turned ugly on Wednesday, crowds have gathered outside Hoërskool Overvaal again on Thursday to express their anger at the exclusion of learners from the Afrikaans-medium school. Watch.

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WATCH: EFF supporters protest Afrikaans at #HoërskoolOvervaal

Things got ugly outside Hoërskool Overvaal on Wednesday morning as EFF supporters clashed with parents on the first day of school. The EFF are protesting Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in the area. Watch.

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10 more awesome Afrikaans words that just can’t be translated

2017-08-25 15:26

Because there's just no real English alternative.

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