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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

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