|Higher Education Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, still needs|
to listen to other opinions before announcing a final
decision on indigenouts languages.
The Sowetan has reported that Freedom Front Plus General Secretary Piet Uys says he is concerned about the loss of certain languages. “Our issue with the whole (language) situation since 1993 is that we are going to lose Afrikaans universities.”
Students from various South African universities have differing opinions on the minister’s proposal.
Njabulo Madladla, a third year advertisement student at UNISA, says the idea is a good one. “I think
it’s a good idea, because we say we are in a democracy, as Africans it will help us not (to) struggle. This languages are used at home. Some people come from rural areas speaking their languages. Imagine how easy it would be if they come to enroll and continue using their languages.”
|UNISA student, Thato Mohlomi, agrees with the|
Also commenting on facebook another TUT student, Siyabonga Nxumalo, says it’s important for South African to learn languages of communities they are working in as that would assist them improve their communication with those they serve.
The minister says the idea will still be researched and reviewed before it becomes policy.