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    Multilingualism Essay

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    officially speaks 11 languages, of which there are two West-Germanic languages (Afrikaans and English), and nine Bantu languages (isiNdebele, Sesotho, Sepedi, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, isiXhosa and isiZulu). Due to such diversity, South Africa represents a highly valuable source of information for studying the phenomenon of multilingualism. The essay will first focus on South Africa’s peculiar historical background, which formed the contemporary linguistic landscape. Then it will discuss the interaction between languages in South Africa with an emphasis on English and its place in the South African society. Lastly, the opinion will be stated in regards…

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    In The Power of One by Avildsen, black men, women and children move freely about their town under the African night sky. The Afrikaans police, in search of Peekay who is violating the laws regarding race mixing, violently disturb the village. The military uniformed Afrikaans are surrounded by raging flames as they slaughter the innocent Zulus. I feel the flames show the fear of the Zulus. The flames highlight the faces of the people creating a more dramatic effect as they run from the Afrikaans.…

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    Apartheid was an official barrier which separated the different races in South Africa, namely the black South Africans and the white Afrikaans South Africans. Although Apartheid ended 20 years ago when Nelson Mandela was elected president, Apartheid still plays a large role in South African History. Apartheid began long before it was officially named Apartheid in 1948 by the leading political party, National Party. The separation between the black and white people of South Africa began around…

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    group within the population is neglected, consequently causing an eventual change in government and reforms through uprisings or revolts. South Africa and its infamous apartheid presented a plethora of events termed as “uprisings” to combat the oppressive nature of the apartheid. A segment of a series on the revolts against apartheid, the Soweto uprising, saw as many as 20,000 students taking part in the protest against the introduction of Afrikaans, a West Germanic language introduced to South…

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    makes use of culturally associated items in the same way the Calabra Festival in Nigeria makes use of culture associated artifacts, fashion and entertainment to promote the Nigerian identity and culture. (Ekpenyong :2012: 289) The use of the specific colour and shape of the Black Label beer associated to South-Africa and generally South-Africans who can indulge in alcohol. The portrayal of the use of “Dagga” by Freddie reflects the general position of South-Africans towards this habit especially…

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    was implemented by an Afrikaner government in 1948 named the Nationalist Party under the leadership of DF Malan. Afrikaans ideology was that they were to unite all Afrikaners to withstand both the English and Africans on behalf of the Volk. Their ideology was linked with ideas of racial superiority which was the blueprint of apartheid. Apartheid was therefore a way for Afrikaners to become the superior race…

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    Under the leadership of Desmond Tutu, the South African Council of Churches ignited the spark of revolutionary change within South Africa. Blacks were empowered to bring about their own reconciliation. It was understood that because the gospel of Jesus is subversive to empires, the Black Consciousness could challenge the structural conformity and cultural captivity of the South African apartheid. Instead of playing into the typical Western interventionist style, the WCC gave the Black…

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    Dr. Dowd Miss Smith PreAP English Miss Bartholomew 2 February 2015 The Human Race has many varied, unique members from the Eskimos of Alaska, to the Polynesians of Bali and Fiji, to the mountain people of Peru, the Tuvan throat singers of Mongolia, and the River dancers of Ireland. What makes the world a fascinating place is the crazy quilt of humanity that lives in it. And because the world is composed of so many different people, sometimes within the same confines of a country, one must…

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    with approximately 1.15 million people who are Tswana and Coloured. Western Cape Western Cape with 5.82 million in population consists of coloureds, Afrikaans and Xhosa. Limpopo is said to have 5.4 million population, Mpumalanga consist of 4.04 million, Northwest at 3.51 million while Free State on the other hand is comprised of 2.75 million of population. Population groups The African population is made up of the four broad groupings; • The Nguni people which are comprised of the Zulu, Xhosa,…

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    children in farm schools have very different expectations from children in township. Speaking from my own experiences, I went to a rural school in Beaufort-West where I was exposed to Afrikaans more than English. We had little learning materials and we used to speak Afrikaans in the English classroom. So the transition from Afrikaans to English was kind of a hardship for me to handle in my first year of university. My observation at school A is another experience. I observed at Groenberg High in…

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