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DA files court papers against Stellenbosch University on Afrikaans learning material

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The DA has confirmed that it filed legal papers with the Western Cape High Court on the matter of SU not making learning material available in Afrikaans.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) Constituency Head for Stellenbosch, Leon Schreiber issued a statement on Thursday, 21 October 2021, stating that the party filed legal papers in the Western Cape High Court. This is to have Stellenbosch University’s refusal to make Afrikaans learning material available be declared unconstitutional, illegal and invalid.

The DA brought about the application in collaboration with and support of Afrikaans-speaking students at the university. The party allegedly gathered damning evidence against the university that suggested management and senate, both under the leadership of Rector Wim de Villiers, allegedly violated and broke university language policy by using COVID-19 as an excuse to do away with Afrikaans learning material.

It also requested the court to declare this as unconstitutional, illegal and invalid, and to also issue an order that all learning material must, in future, be made available in Afrikaans.

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