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Languages of South Africa

The languages of South Africa

We're not called the rainbow nation for nothing. South Africa has 11 official languages, and scores of unofficial ones besides. English is the most commonly spoken language in official and commercial public life - but only the fifth most spoken home language.

Across the Colour Bar: Nthabiseng’s story

Nthabiseng Hibbert is an ordinary South African woman who, for the past two decades, has lived in a modest home in Katlehong, one of the country's largest – and poorest – black urban townships. Only one thing sets her apart from her neighbours: Nthabiseng is white.

South Africa’s mother tongue education challenge

In a country with 11 official languages, and a beleaguered school system, the language of instruction is a contentious issue and young South Africans will suffer if language policies are poorly implemented.

InniBos: Lowveld Arts Festival

InniBos: Lowveld Arts Festival

A new star shines on South Africa's arts festival circuit. The Lowveld National Arts Festival, InniBos, comes to Nelspruit from 30 June to 3 July, with over 60 productions set to take place amid the Lowveld's magnificent scenery and amazing winter climate.

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