Tito Mboweni fuels Twitter debate on Afrikaans

Jan 25th, 2019 Sandisiwe Ntlemeza 457 Views

CAPE TOWN: The University of Pretoria and other academic institutions came under fire on Twitter for allegedly conducting their lectures in Afrikaans in a bid to exclude non-Afrikaans speakers.

It started when Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni tweeted “I publicly, and in my personal capacity, DISAGREE, with the phasing out of Afrikaans as one of the mediums of teaching at the University of Pretoria. As a country, you are shooting yourselves down. You will regret it in 30 years’ time.”