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05 October 2019

Majority of South Africans prefer children to be taught in English – study

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HSRC researcher Jaqueline Harvey unpacks findings of report which shows 65% support teaching in English during foundation phase. The debate over English versus mother tongue instruction at school and at tertiary level is an ongoing one in South Africa with its 11 official languages. Because English is currently the preferred language of education, many non-native speakers are at a disadvantage, which influences their progress at school and in their future careers.

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