South Africa: Rights Body to Probe University Language Policy

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[South African Human Rights Commission] The South African Human Rights Commission ("the Commission" or "SAHRC") has received a number of complaints alleging that students at the University of Stellenbosch ("SU") are being prevented from communicating in selected languages. The complaints received relate specifically to the use of Afrikaans. The Commission however seeks to understand the extent of this alleged prohibition.The ban has allegedly been enforced by prohibiting the use of Afrikaans in private spaces,


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