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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.

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