Today's Big Stories

Stellies 'committed to multilingualism' as council rejects new language policy

The Stellenbosch University’s council rejected the proposed language policy to make English the primary language at the historically Afrikaans tertiary institution.

Instead, council voted to retain the current language policy which places the languages at an equal status.

Communications manger, Susan van der Merwe, said the decision will allow for the institution to expand on parallel medium learning, giving English and Afrikaans equal status.

Listen to the full conversation from The John Maytham Show:

The crux is that we want to ensure that English and Afrikaans does not exclude a student from a full academic offering. We want to be a multi-lingual institution and there is an enriching factor for the students in that.

Susan van der Merwe, Communications manger
Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

Language should enhance and not limit learning, says Stellenbosch rector

Language should enhance and not limit learning, says Stellenbosch rector

Professor Wim de Villiers, rector at Stellenbosch University says the revised language policy is a commitment to facilitate learning.

Did Stellensbosch University 'luister' to students' language grievances?

Did Stellensbosch University 'luister' to students' language grievances?

Stephen Grootes speaks to Professor Arnold Schoonwinkel at Stellenbosch University about the new language policy this will work.

University of Stellenbosch language policy under Parly spotlight

University of Stellenbosch language policy under Parly spotlight

Rahima Essop reports about Stellenbosch's meeting in Parliament and what the outcome has been.

Stellies Rector, Wim de Villiers, lays out future plans for the institution

Stellies Rector, Wim de Villiers, lays out future plans for the institution

Just four months into his appointment, it seems Stellies Rector and VC Wim de Villiers has clear plan for the university's future.

Popular articles
Estate agent Aida admits it’s the source of SA’s largest data hack ever

Estate agent Aida admits it’s the source of SA’s largest data hack ever

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stuff magazine’s Toby Shapshak.

UCT engineering student creates affordable grey water system

UCT engineering student creates affordable grey water system

Nkosinathi Nkomo came up with a system that could turn grey water into usable water amidst the Cape Town water crisis.

Meet Whitey Basson (the retail guru who turned Shoprite into a R127bn behemoth)

Meet Whitey Basson (the retail guru who turned Shoprite into a R127bn behemoth)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the former CEO of Africa’s largest retailer by far.

CT airport shooting attempted hit on gang boss allegedly linked to '28s' -expert

CT airport shooting attempted hit on gang boss allegedly linked to '28s' -expert

A policing expert explains that the airport shooting may be linked to the shooting at a Stellenbosch nightclub this past weekend.

Almost 30 million SA ID numbers compromised after site hacked

Almost 30 million SA ID numbers compromised after site hacked

Independent Marketing Consultant in the Technology Space, Andrew Fraser says this looks like a leak and not a hack.

Cape Town International Airport shooting could be gang related - ACSA

Cape Town International Airport shooting could be gang related - ACSA

The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning.