[LISTEN] Maties rector eases fears over new language policy

Stellenbosch University rector Wim de Villiers discusses the new language policy & what it means for students.

Stellenbosch University will implement a new language policy from January 2017.

CAPE TOWN - Stellenbosch University is planning to revise the language policy so that students from non-Afrikaans backgrounds can be accommodated.

But some have expressed concern that this will see the demise of Afrikaans, even though the university council has said that they don't plan on scaling back on their Afrikaans offerings.

Stellenbosch University rector,Professor Wim de Villiers, says, “I would like to sum it up in two words, and that is 'inclusive multilingualism'.”

Listen to the SoundCloud above as he chats to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies about what this means for students.

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