They said it was all in "the interest of helping the children to fit into the school milieu" where the language of instruction is Afrikaans.
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The chairperson of the school governing body, J du Plessis, in keeping with the ultra-right conservative thinking in the town, says the children were likely to have been separated because the blacks spoke Setswana only, while their peers spoke Afrikaans.
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A picture depicted them showing black pupils sitting far away behind door from white pupils in a classroom at the school where Afrikaans is the medium of instruction.
AVT : (Counts again in Afrikaans).
As the school was in the past predominantly Afrikaans, it used interpreters to assist with translation.
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The historian, Dan O'Meara, could have had grandpa in mind when he said: "The structure of South African capitalism offered few opportunities to those whose home language was Afrikaans.
They had different names for the distinctive fabric: bloudruk (Afrikaans), ujamani and idarki (Xhosa), seshoeshoe (Sotho) and isishweshwe by the Zulu.