Students’ Voices on How Indigenous Languages Are Disfavoured in South African Higher Education

Students’ Voices on How Indigenous Languages Are Disfavoured in South African Higher Education

Background:  South Africa is a country with 11 official languages. However, teaching and learning in South African universities continue to be dominated by a language that was imposed by colonialism. Drawing on a broader doctoral study which explores students’ experiences of (de)coloniality in post-apartheid education, this article reports on how access to education is hindered by the absence of indigenous languages as languages of learning and teaching.

Author(s): 
Thembelihle Makhanya
Sibonsile Zibane
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