FF+: Changing Stellenbosch’s language policy would be unconstitutional
Open Stellenbosch is calling for the institution to offer more classes in English as opposed to Afrikaans.
CAPE TOWN - The Freedom Front Plus (FF+) says a change in the language policy at Stellenbosch University would be unconstitutional.
This comes as student transformation group Open Stellenbosch is calling for the institution to offer more classes in English as opposed to Afrikaans.
The chairperson for Parliament's higher education committee, Yvonne Phosa says management will have to explain their language policy as it excludes groups who don't understand the language.
However leader of the FF+ Pieter Mulder says university management should not change Afrikaans as the main medium of instruction.
"Article 29 of the Constitution says it's possible to have a university and you study in your mother tongue. We've got 38 university campuses at this stage, 36 of them are predominately English already."
LISTEN: Cape Talk's Vernon Adams interviews Erik Mulder, from Contraband Cape Town, on creating the #Luister documentary on racism at Stellenbosch University.
Open Stellenbosch recently released a documentary called ' Luister' in which damning incidents of racism against students was exposed.
Some students in the video expressed frustration with the university's language policy.
WATCH: Documentary on racism at Stellenbosch University.