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[LISTEN] Why has an Afrikaans-only residence been opened in Pretoria?

As part of the application to be admitted to the residence, students are to write an essay on why they think the Afrikaans language and culture should be protected.

Stephen Grootes speaks to Janli Sonntag, the coordinator of the De Goede Hoop Koshuis – an Afrikaans-only residence in Pretoria.

As part of the application to be admitted to the residence, students are to write an essay on why they think the Afrikaans language and culture should be protected.

Sontag says their choice on exclusivity is enshrined in the Constitution, saying it provides an environment where Afrikaans and Christian student ‘can feel safe and be passionate about their language’.

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