African language could become university requirement
By Khanyisa Tabata
06 April 2011
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says an advisory panel has been appointed to probe the possibility of every university student being required to learn an African language as a condition for graduating.
At the launch of a teacher education and development plan for the next 15 years in Pretoria, Nzimande described the matter as “critical”.
He added that African languages were in serious decline, prompting the issue to be taken up as a special ministerial project.