26 Jun 2015
Shield and Spear interview Maureen and Lerato from the Ikanyiso Collective about life in South Africa. An important issue that troubles the women is the prejudice applied to language policy and practise. The women express frustration at the level of non-interest in African languages from South Africans of other ethnicities. There are 11 official languages in South Africa. Whilst Zulu is the most spoken language in the country, English, which is only the 7th most spoken language, is held up as the official language of business, education institutions, public service facilities and so on. It doesn't seem fair.
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