FF Plus will continue pressure in Parliament following Fedsas victory for Afrikaans schools

2015-05-27
Adv Anton Alberts

The FF Plus will continue inter-parliamentary to build on the success that the Federation for Governing Bodies of South African Schools achieved the past week in court for Afrikaans schools, Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’ parliamentary spokesperson on Basic Education, says.

The case arose from the attempts of the Gauteng MEC for education, Panyaza Lesufi to force Afrikaans schools in this province to take in English-speaking learners.

The court found in favour of Fedsas that the management of schools may determine their language and admissions policy.

Adv. Anton Alberts says the FF Plus is delighted about the decision and that in this regard it is in line with the Constitution of South Africa.

“The FF Plus will in the mean time continue to put pressure on the MEC in the Gauteng Legislature and in Parliament on the relevant minister to not intimidate minorities in this manner.

“It was consistently clear that allegations of the under-utilisation of Afrikaans schools was merely a smoke-screen to force Afrikaans schools to change to double medium schools and in this way to become anglicised,” Adv. Alberts said.

 

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