By Kaya 959 News
AfriForum has won its battle to have Afrikaans used as a medium of teaching at Unisa.
The organisation took Unisa to court after the university decided to phase out Afrikaans as a medium of learning about five years ago.
The Constitutional Court passed this judgment on Wednesday in the legal battle between AfriForum and Unisa which has been running for five years and had previously gone before the high court and the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA).
(2/2) Judgment on Wednesday, 22 September, at 15h00: The University failed to demonstrate that it is not reasonably practicable to continue with Afrikaans as one of the languages of instruction. pic.twitter.com/3SXGH2joZm
— Constitutional Court (@ConCourtSA) September 22, 2021
Unisa changed its language policy in 2016, which saw Afrikaans being excluded altogether in its language policy.
The ConCourt said it was a misconception that Afrikaans was only “the language of whites” and “the language of the oppressor”. Today Afrikaans was spoken predominantly by black people, it said.