MAIL & GUARDIAN
The said Nzimande’s language plan was “nonsense on stilts” – especially in view of the background of the tension prescriptive language education has caused in SA in the past. said a better grasp of African languages is a good thing, but it was highly discouraging to force a student to learn such a language before he can get his degree. said unequivocally it was impractical. Afrikaans still bears the scars of such an ill-considered plan.