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Nzimande hits back at DA over language policy complaint to UN

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JOHANNESBURG - Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said that the Afrikaans language ought not be used as a method for pursuing a flimsy and biased Afrikaner nationalist arrangement. 

Nzimande was responding to the Democratic Alliance (DA) which has laid a protesting with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) over the minister's new lingo technique structure. 

Examine: DA strolls for Afrikaans to be declared local language in high level training 

The party is calling for UN intercession to drive Nzimande and government to see Afrikaans, similarly as the Khoi, San and Nama, tongues as totally fledged local vernaculars in its new lingo technique structure for high level training foundations. 

The DA's Leon Schreiber said that the methodology framework saw tongues having a spot with the southern Bantu language family as local, faulting the priest for partition. 

Nzimande's agent Ishmael Mnisi has re-highlighted that the methodology intends to demand all South African vernaculars and benefactor for their scholarly development. 

"This is connected to using the language procedure inside the restrictions of the post-school guidance and planning region. It isn't about the general status of Afrikaans as a language in South Africa. The minister wishes to draw the thought of Dr Schreiber, that he has at this point conveyed the draft technique of meeting in the post-school planning center and the Democratic Alliance has the choice to partake in the conversation as opposed to endeavoring to avoid the conversation as they are at present doing."

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