Parents of English-speaking Namakwa pupils take their fight to the top

All 74 public schools in the district are Afrikaans-medium, forcing worried parents to approach education minister

26 September 2021 - 18:21

Sean Baker sits with his son Juan-Jacques until the early hours of the morning, explaining in English topics in textbooks for five subjects that are in Afrikaans.

The 14-year-old and his classmate Yolanda Makhambi, the only two English-speaking pupils in Grade 8 at Hoërskool Namakwaland at Springbok in the Northern Cape, are battling to learn because they are taught in Afrikaans...

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