Moonshot. What moonshot? The pitfalls of poor language usage

English is the language every South African needs to get ahead in life. But many of us have yet to master it, due to an abysmal education system

07 May 2023 - 00:00

Of the countless challenges facing this country — poverty, inequality, crime, corruption and so on — language rarely features.  But it has come to signify or even exacerbate the divisions in society. It’s not an easy nettle to grasp, because of its close association with race and ethnicity.  ..

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