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  • The folks were predominantly white afrikaans and we were the only coloured folk there.

    Not all coloureds speak like dis « Digital immigrant

  • In afrikaans this bird is called a 'Troupant' not sure if it's the official name.

    janedoe0 Diary Entry

  • The ANC-led Northern Province government rejected requests to establish separate schools for 'afrikaans-speaking' and 'english-speaking students'


  • Such an argument can only come from people who want to maintain the privileged status of english and afrikaans at the expense of languages spoken by the majority of South


  • During the 1980's, only the alternative VRYE WEEKBLAD, started with a single computer and a small bank loan, served afrikaans speakers who wanted more critical and penetrating political coverage.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The greatest irony of the afrikaans press in the 1990's has been the demise of the VRYE WEEKBLAD, killed by a judgement which held that the paper's exposure of general Lothar Neethlings 'hit squad activities was not published in the public's interest, but as a ploy for wider readership and profitability.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • But to the afrikaans press the 1990's presented a different challenge.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Without the VRYE WEEKBLAD, there is little promise that in the transition to democracy and black majority rule that the afrikaans press will reflect anything but the embattled bitterness of an audience whose political influence is waning and whose political beliefs are in disarray.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The political fragmentation of the afrikaans speaking population and its loss of a monopoly over state power in the last four years, posed questions for a press which over the years had grown used to being the faithful mouthpiece of the

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In contrast, the rest of the afrikaans press was unused to being critical.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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