By Thys Khiba
Johannesburg – The University of South Africa (UNISA) has been given until the start of the 2023 academic year to revise its language policy by the Constitutional Court.
This is after AfriForum has won its battle to have Afrikaans used as a medium of teaching at Unisa.
The university was taken to court by AfriForum after they have, five years ago decided to phase out Afrikaans as a medium of learning.
Before approaching the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal had upheld a judgment in AfriForum’s favour where it was found that Unisa had acted unconstitutionally.
The university then decided to turn to the Constitutional Court but lost that battle as well. The ConCourt has given the university until the start of the 2023 academic year to revise its language policy.
This is a developing story.
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