Department of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the controversial Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill should not be seen as an attack on Afrikaans, but rather as protection of every child's right to access education.https://t.co/bUVndrfnsW
South Africa’s Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, wants to make one thing crystal clear about the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill: it’s not about attacking the Afrikaans language. Instead, it’s all about making sure that every child can get the education they deserve.
Minister Motshekga wants everyone to know what the bill is really trying to do. It’s all about making sure that every kid, no matter what language they speak at home, can go to a good public school and get a great education.
Minister Motshekga knows that learning in your own language is important, but she also knows that we shouldn’t keep kids apart just because they speak different languages or come from different backgrounds.
In South Africa, there are lots of different languages spoken – 11 official ones, in fact! Making sure that everyone has a fair shot at a good education when they speak different languages is not easy. This bill is trying to find a balance between keeping our languages and cultures alive while making sure no child feels left out when it comes to education.
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