<< /Type /Page /Resources 58 0 R /Annots [203 0 R] 1 0 obj /Type /Page >> endobj << The Week Ahead: Deputy President in the NCOP, debates and question time, The Week Ahead: Executive Scrutiny, Debates and Legislation, The Week Ahead: It's the penultimate week of the parliamentary year, The Week Ahead: Legislation, Appointments & Question Time, The Week Ahead: MPs return and President appears, The Week Ahead: MPs return & President appears, The Week Ahead: Parliament debates the President’s Address on South Africa’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan, The Week Ahead: Parliament wraps up for 2019, The Week Ahead: Questions to the Deputy President, Urgent Debates & MTBPS processing, The Week Ahead: Question Time & high-profile meetings, The Week Ahead: Week of parliamentary action. >> >> /Rotate 0 stream /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] 26 0 obj /Resources 62 0 R /Type /Page << /Parent 2 0 R 32 0 obj /Rotate 0 /Type /Page /Parent 2 0 R According to the DBE, the project's progress has been good, however, Mweli warned that “unless we take a conscious decision to focus on African languages, very little progress will be made. /Contents [48 0 R] /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Type /Page Language can be seen then to still be a large contributor to South Africa’s education problems. >> /Subject South African society. 5. The Impact of Language Barriers on Academic Achievement in South Africa's Schools 1.1 Introduction and background to the study /Resources 201 0 R 29 0 obj /Count 43 Within the South African context these factors can be classified into two main categories, that is, socio-economic barriers and educational barriers. << << /Contents 232 0 R /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Parent 2 0 R /Type /Page >> /Resources 118 0 R endobj /Rotate 0 endobj /Type /Page /Annots [175 0 R] /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Parent 2 0 R DRAFT POLICY ON THE INCREMENTAL INTRODUCTION OF AFRICAN LANGUAGES IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS In September 2013, the national Department of Basic Education released /Pages 2 0 R endobj Black learners are faced with the challenges of inferior schools, no access to books or library space, and the challenge of learning in a language that they use little outside the classroom. /Parent 2 0 R 22 0 obj DBE noted that Section 6 of the Constitution says, “Recognising the historically diminished use and status of the indigenous languages of our people, the state must take practical and positive measures to elevate the status and advance the use of these languages”. >> /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] Children who experience barriers to learning of whatever nature or form (family disruption, language issues, poverty, learning difficulties, disability, etc.) >> 84 0 R 85 0 R 86 0 R 87 0 R 88 0 R 89 0 R 90 0 R 91 0 R 92 0 R 93 0 R BARRIES TO LEARNING IN THE FOUNDATION PHASE IN UMZIMKHULU, KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCE By NOBUNTU HICSONIA TUSWA Submitted in accordance with the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF EDUCATION IN INCLUSIVE EDUCATION at the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA SUPERVISOR: Prof. L.D.N. /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] << Black South African learners are registered in ex-Model C schools to receive their education. /Parent 2 0 R endobj /Parent 2 0 R /Contents 55 0 R /Type /Page 14 0 R 15 0 R 16 0 R 17 0 R 18 0 R 19 0 R 20 0 R 21 0 R 22 0 R 23 0 R /Resources 166 0 R /Type /Page /AAPL#3AKeywords [(blah blah)] << /Annots [211 0 R 212 0 R 213 0 R 214 0 R 215 0 R 216 0 R] /Contents 208 0 R On Tuesday, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) briefed the Basic Education Portfolio Committee on the Incremental Introduction of African Languages (IIAL) in South African schools. /Annots [122 0 R 123 0 R 124 0 R 125 0 R 126 0 R 127 0 R] >> 40 0 obj << /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] endobj /Type /Page /Annots [168 0 R 169 0 R 170 0 R] endobj /Rotate 0 /Annots [161 0 R 162 0 R 163 0 R] 34 0 R 35 0 R 36 0 R 37 0 R 38 0 R 39 0 R 40 0 R 41 0 R 42 0 R 43 0 R /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Type /Pages >> /Contents 141 0 R << TLALE 2016 << >> /Creator /ModDate (D:20100131190405Z00'00') /Parent 2 0 R /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] There is a lot we need to do as a country. /Contents 160 0 R South African education system has adopted inclusive education. /Rotate 0 /Parent 2 0 R /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Resources 128 0 R /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] endobj The Bantu Education Act (1953) stipulated that black learners should receive mother-tongue teaching in lower and higher primary grades with transition to English and Afrikaans thereafter. Education is one of the most topical issues in South Africa. /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] for Education in South Africa (CUMSA) 40 3.4.2 The 1991 amended language medium policy 40 3.4.3 PanSALB Survey 42 /Type /Catalog /Contents 230 0 R >> /Resources 134 0 R South Africa is a multi-lingual society that has some unique linguistic problems because of its policy of apartheid. >> /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] According to the 2011 Census, approximately 88% of the population speaks native South African languages, and children are accordingly sent to schools that use their home languages as the medium of instruction from grades 1-3. /Contents 132 0 R 11 0 obj /Parent 2 0 R /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] Request PDF | Language Barrier Challenge in South African Schools | During Apartheid, language was used to make education exclusive and since the end of Apartheid it … << /Type /Page endobj /Contents 202 0 R /Keywords African languages only got a degree of recognition in policies during the Apartheid era in South Africa where mother-tongue education was proposed for at least the first couple of years. /Parent 2 0 R /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] 35 0 obj endobj /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /OpenAction [3 0 R /Fit] /Rotate 0 9 0 obj >> South Africans are entitled to free, basic education through to further education and according to the Bill of Rights of the country's Constitution, the state has an obligation, through reasonable measures, to progressively make this education … Education in South Africa is governed by two national departments, namely the department of Basic Education (DBE), which is responsible for primary and secondary schools, and the department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), which is responsible for tertiary education and vocational training. endobj endobj endobj /Contents 52 0 R 3 0 obj /Resources 223 0 R /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] endobj /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Rotate 0 >> This is a problem when teachers are then expected to teach in an African language such as Isizulu or IsiXhosa. /Type /Page /Rotate 0 /Resources 54 0 R /Resources 159 0 R /Parent 2 0 R 74 0 R 75 0 R 76 0 R 77 0 R 78 0 R 79 0 R 80 0 R 81 0 R 82 0 R 83 0 R /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] Still lost in translation: language barriers in South African health care remain VL Van den Berga* aFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Allied Health Professions, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa *Email: vdbergvl@ufs.ac.za Online Learning during lockdown for students in institutes of Higher Learning. /Type /Page endobj << /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] << /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] >> >> /Resources 171 0 R While learners have the right to be taught in their mother tongue up to Grade 3, English is the official medium of instruction in schools and most universities. /Resources 237 0 R The Report to the Foundation for Human Rights in South Africa (2012) established that migrants identified language as a pervasive barrier to educational access. endobj /Contents 129 0 R << /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Rotate 0 >> /Resources 198 0 R /Contents 167 0 R /Resources 229 0 R /Rotate 0 /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Contents 218 0 R /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Type /Page Children who begin learning a new language before they completely understand their first language have difficulty expressing abstract concepts or ideas in the second tongue. /Type /Page Further, section 29(2) of the Bill of Rights says, “Everyone has the right to receive education in the official language or languages of their choice in public educational institutions where that education is reasonably practicable”. /Type /Page /Contents 63 0 R 16 0 obj 5 0 obj Some of these Systemic barriers in a South African context which impact on Enrolment rates in South African primary schools are high, yet the South African education system scores low in educational achievement. >> << /Type /Page The Impact of Language on Educational Access in South Africa 1. /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] in South Africa right now Systemic barriers to learning are barriers created by the education system itself. “All children have the ability to learn, knowledge skills are coded in language...Most teachers are trained in English but expected to teach in an African language. /Rotate 0 xڝX�n7��+��&�;ИC��͈nA��/�����E�G�� �d��z�����mq���nɰ�TM���;~��k��������`|H��))-�h��ey���Z�X�6kC>�|����p��rFSK6�r)�&�6���\����x�q����m翞~_~~z�U ScF���h�zE;T�b�� =HI���3�=��i�M"��Ӡ� Ր���G0������gM��q������ ���\*l��C�� ���" /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Annots [64 0 R 65 0 R 66 0 R 67 0 R 68 0 R 69 0 R 70 0 R 71 0 R 72 0 R 73 0 R People's Assembly reserves the right to delete and edit comments, (For newest comments first please choose 'Newest' from the 'Sort by' dropdown below.). endobj /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Resources 204 0 R << /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Parent 2 0 R /Resources 207 0 R /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Annots [178 0 R 179 0 R] Language has been and continues to be a barrier to access and success in higher education; both in the sense that African and other languages have not been developed as academic/scientific languages and in so far 4 << /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Contents 59 0 R /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Rotate 0 /Contents 177 0 R The White Paper 6 was the first indication that inclusive education was to be implemented in schools. endobj endobj /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Contents 121 0 R /Author That is to say, being multilingual should be a defining characteristic of being South African”. /Resources 149 0 R /Resources 188 0 R /Type /Page << /Type /Page 44 0 obj /Parent 2 0 R /Annots [142 0 R 143 0 R 144 0 R 145 0 R 146 0 R 147 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No less than 11 languages are used officially in South Africa. 15 0 obj /Parent 2 0 R >> << /Rotate 0 /Resources 233 0 R /Type /Page /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] 18 0 obj /Resources 51 0 R /Type /Page /Contents 243 0 R endobj endobj /Rotate 0 Connecting people with their representatives. /Rotate 0 /Rotate 0 /Resources 227 0 R /Rotate 0 /Parent 2 0 R /Resources 114 0 R /Type /Page /Type /Page Keep comments free of racism, sexism, homophobia and abusive language. endobj << 28 0 obj >> /Resources 60 0 R The Week Ahead: Debates, Oral Questions & Important Hearings. /Parent 2 0 R 17 0 obj /Contents 113 0 R /Contents 240 0 R /Parent 2 0 R 23 0 obj /Parent 2 0 R /Contents 181 0 R >> /Type /Page /Length 1366 /Resources 47 0 R Bridging the Digital Divide in South Africa 1st November 2002 by dwayne Uncategorised. The country has 11 official languages but English is the most commonly spoken language in official and commercial public life. /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] >> /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] democratic elections, as a form of redress, inclusive that represented a democratic South Africa were formulated. >> 36 0 obj One of the perennial issues that arises when discussing South African education is our complex language policy. The data for this site has been sourced form a range of organisations and websites and often received in formats that are hard to process. /Annots [182 0 R] /Resources 131 0 R Few, however, have tried, writes Brent Meersman. /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Rotate 0 The language issue in South Africa is complicated. endobj endobj 7 0 obj /Type /Page /Resources 231 0 R /Rotate 0 20 0 obj at home and at school; and poor language teaching by teachers whose own English proficiency is limited. /Contents 165 0 R /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] >> /Rotate 0 << 42 0 obj /Contents 189 0 R /Rotate 0 /Rotate 0 /Rotate 0 endobj /Contents 117 0 R Before this point, children are not able to pick up a second language as quickly as older children or adults. /Producer >> /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] The Week Ahead: Men’s Parliament, Mini-Plenaries & Legislation, The Week Ahead: President’s final Q&A for 2020, 2019 MTBPS: Processing of the mini-budget by Parliament, Deaf MP Dr Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen unpacks the importance of International Day of Sign Language, Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology 2019/20 Priorities, Department of Women, Youth & Persons with Disbailities Priorities for 2019/20, Eight Things To Look Out For in Parliament for the rest of the year, Enabling an Inclusive and Participatory Democracy, Funda Wande helps us shed light on International Literacy Day, International Day of Democracy - 15 September, International Day of Non-Violence - 2 October, NHI: Tracking the bill through Parliament. /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] << >> endobj >> South Africa: Education Barriers for Children with Disabilities Discriminated Against, Excluded from Schools Update: On August 18, 2015, the Department of Basic Education … /Parent 2 0 R 94 0 R 95 0 R 96 0 R 97 0 R 98 0 R 99 0 R 100 0 R 101 0 R 102 0 R 103 0 R The DBE aims to have all schools offer at least one African language, and to roll out teacher-training and resource provisioning before schools start next year. 39 0 obj On another level, there are linguistic tensions between the ethnic Europeans and the black majority, mostly in regard to language instruction in schools. /Contents 236 0 R /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Rotate 0 /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Parent 2 0 R << 38 0 obj /Resources 192 0 R /Type /Page >> /Type /Page The world’s most vulnerable children from disadvantaged communities, including young girls and children with disabilities, are more likely to miss out on school. << 41 0 obj /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Contents 238 0 R endobj << >> /Contents 205 0 R /Annots [53 0 R] >> 24 0 obj /Parent 2 0 R Please click here to read more about our source data. /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Parent 2 0 R << /Rotate 0 /Type /Page << endobj >> /Resources 209 0 R /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Parent 2 0 R /Rotate 0 /Rotate 0 /Type /Page /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] The DBE hopes to have all foundation phase teachers trained to teach an African language. different languages, cultures and religions in the South African educational system. The Language in Education Policy passed in 1997 assumes “the learning of more than one language should be general practice and principle in our society. /Annots [200 0 R] /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] Every thinking white South African must have toyed with the idea of learning an African language. Against this backdrop, this article analyses the handling of cultural diversity in a unified South African education system. /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] << /Contents 174 0 R 24 0 R 25 0 R 26 0 R 27 0 R 28 0 R 29 0 R 30 0 R 31 0 R 32 0 R 33 0 R 6 0 obj /Type /Page /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] endobj endobj Part of the redress was in education, specifically, languages use in education. Prior to 2009, these two departments were represented in a single Department of Education. /Contents 135 0 R endobj /Contents 119 0 R /Type /Page /Parent 2 0 R /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /CreationDate (D:20201122220829-00'00') /Contents 210 0 R Limited English << endobj >> /Resources 235 0 R /Annots [133 0 R] The DBE aims to have all schools offer at least one African language, and to roll out teacher-training and resource provisioning before schools start next year. endobj >> On one level, there are tensions between its two official language groups, Afrikaans and English. >> 8 0 obj /Contents 156 0 R /Contents 224 0 R >> /Parent 2 0 R endobj /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Parent 2 0 R /Resources 140 0 R << The language dilemma seems to be twofold according to the DBE. /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Contents 115 0 R << /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] 47 0 obj /Title If they are not fully equipped to teach, the results will be bad,” said Mweli. /Rotate 0 /Resources 180 0 R << /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] Pretorius (2002:172-173; 187) argues that poor matriculation pass rates in South Africa suggest a reading-to-learn barrier to academic performance which results in poorly equipped students entering higher education institutions. /Rotate 0 48 0 obj In South Africa effective access to education is prevented as a result of these barriers, which reflects a deficient system and not a deficient learner. /Contents 228 0 R endobj /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] << >> << /Parent 2 0 R /Im0 245 0 R /Type /Page Introduction In South Africa (SA), the rate of non-completion of the education cycle, either by dropping out or failure at Matric/Senior Certificate level1, shows significant bias along former apartheid racial categories2. /Contents 193 0 R 37 0 obj /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] endobj %PDF-1.4 For those who aren’t from South Africa, we have 11 official languages – Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho sa Leboa, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, and Xitsonga. /Kids [3 0 R 5 0 R 6 0 R 7 0 R 8 0 R 9 0 R 10 0 R 11 0 R 12 0 R 13 0 R /Rotate 0 /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] >> /Annots [206 0 R] >> /Parent 2 0 R >> << It also has one of the greatest divides between rich and poor in the world, and this divide is most evident in the technology area. /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Annots [185 0 R 186 0 R 187 0 R] 3.The new language in education policy is conceived of as an integral and necessary aspect of the new government’s strategy of building a non-racial nation in South Africa. Responses to educational change and desegregation Post-1994 policies and legislation that imposed desegregation in South African Language barriers, gender roles, and reliance on child labor can all stall progress to provide quality education. /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] >> >> /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] << /Parent 2 0 R >> As a result, errors can occur - if you see something that you think is an error, please click on the "Correct This Page" button and let us know so that we can investigate. /Rotate 0 endobj /Parent 2 0 R Although, the pilot phase will only be complete at the end of October this year, the Department plans to implement the IIAL policy at schools as early as the beginning of the 2015 school year. %���� /Rotate 0 This site runs on open source code written by mySociety. Pupils in primary school are not only hindered by the unfair education system, but also by language barriers that prevent them from performing at their optimum potential. /Version /1.5 /Parent 2 0 R endobj /Resources 164 0 R /Font 244 0 R /Rotate 0 /Type /Page /ProcSet [/PDF /Text /ImageC /ImageB /ImageI] endobj THIS WEEK IN PARLIAMENT: The Economy, Legislation and more in the spotlight. >> /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Parent 2 0 R 45 0 obj They come from different townships and rural areas, and their home languages are indigenous languages. /Contents 184 0 R Secondly, most learners are taught in English even though this language ranks only fourth out of the 11 official languages as the most spoken home language, according to the 2011 Census. /Type /Page /Annots [151 0 R 152 0 R 153 0 R 154 0 R] /Parent 2 0 R 4 0 obj endobj /Resources 225 0 R Wj�U�������c|w��\��{`R��)9o�s��C�E��5�zb̞�G�����y�(�*�D0��. /Resources 173 0 R endobj One of the policies that were formulated to drive transformation and redress was the Language Policy for Higher Education, 2002. /Annots [190 0 R 191 0 R] /Annots [157 0 R 158 0 R] /Rotate 0 endobj /Resources 239 0 R /Parent 2 0 R Linda Martindale, Linux Journal South Africa has 11 official languages. 104 0 R 105 0 R 106 0 R 107 0 R 108 0 R 109 0 R 110 0 R 111 0 R] /Type /Page The DBE's Acting Deputy Director-General for Curriculum Policy, Support and Monitoring, Mr Mathanzima Mweli, told the MPs that there are “huge language gaps” when it comes to learning and teaching African languages in schools, and that very little or nothing has been done by institutions, broader civil society and the education sector in general to address these problem. /Rotate 0 In her article Continuous Change in Curriculum: South African Teacher’s Perceptions published in the Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Nondwe Ngibe argues that constant change in South Africa’s education curriculum affected teachers in a way that teachers were not sure on how to implement the new curriculum introduced. /Annots [194 0 R 195 0 R 196 0 R 197 0 R] 25 0 obj 10 0 obj /Rotate 0 Although a progress report on the implementation of the IIAL is premature and cannot be released to the public until the pilot project is complete and a report is handed over to the Minister, MPs received a brief presentation on the matter. /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Resources 155 0 R >> 27 0 obj 14 0 obj >> /Annots [130 0 R] << endobj /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Rotate 0 13 0 obj /Parent 2 0 R /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] The Convention on the Rights of the Child of 1989 further defined children’s right to education. /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /Filter /FlateDecode /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] SUMMARY. It also serves as a foundation for the draft policy on the incremental introduction of African languages in South African schools. 33 0 obj << /Type /Page /Annots [56 0 R 57 0 R] endobj /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] << /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] 30 0 obj South Africa’s schools still remain divided along race lines. /Rotate 0 /Parent 2 0 R This is a problem. 12 0 obj are especially at risk of being left behind. 2 0 obj /Type /Page /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] According to Helen Pinnock, Senior Education Adviser at Save the Children UK, children are approximately 12 years old before they fully master their native language. /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.28 841.89] << /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.28 841.89] >> /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] The DBE hopes to have all foundation phase teachers trained to teach an African language. << /Parent 2 0 R Women's Challenges With Access to Employment Opportunities, Languages Barrier Better Education Results. /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] the historical treatment of languages in South Africa. 43 0 obj /Resources 242 0 R /Contents 199 0 R /Annots [241 0 R] 44 0 R 45 0 R 46 0 R] >> /Type /Page << 3.5 Educational implications of inclusion for South Africa 73 3.6 Conclusion 74 4 Barriers to learning and learning support 76 4.1 Introduction 77 4.2 Discussion of different barriers to learning 78 4.2.1 Key barriers to learning and development 79 4.3 LoLT as a barrier to learning 82 4.3.1 English second language as LoLT 84 The language of learning and teaching is English, whilst these learners’ English language proficiency is limited. /Contents 234 0 R << /Parent 2 0 R Parliamentary Constituency Office Officially Opens Its Doors, Parliamentary reflections on Women’s Equality, Petitions: How to get your voice heard in Parliament, Public Service Month: Evolution and Transformation of the Public Service Sector in SA, The Week Ahead: 2019 Parliament is winding down. /Im1 246 0 R /Contents 172 0 R << /Type /Page /Type /Page The IIAL policy, which seeks to strengthen the use of African languages at the home language level as well as in schools, was piloted in Grade 1 in 228 schools spread across all the provinces except the Free State which was not ready for implementation at the time that the project was initiated. >> endobj endobj /Resources 116 0 R /XObject << /Resources 217 0 R /Type /Page << /Parent 2 0 R 19 0 obj /Contents 150 0 R << /Rotate 0 First, most teacher-training seems to be conducted in English. /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] It sets out that discrimination in education includes any distinction, exclusion, limitation or preference that is based on race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, economic condition or birth. endobj /Annots [219 0 R 220 0 R 221 0 R 222 0 R] /CropBox [0.0 0.0 595.0 842.0] Most often in South Africa, children with disabilities bear the most severe consequences of an inadequate, under resourced education system. /Rotate 0 << /Parent 2 0 R The pilot project, which commenced on 1 February 2014 and will conclude on 31 October 2014, saw the introduction of previously marginalised African languages being implemented at Grade 1 level as a third language. 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