Afrikaans scrapped at South Africa’s University of Pretoria

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PRETORIA, South Africa

A top University in South Africa has strapped the use of Afrikaans as an official language in favor of English.

The move according to the University of Pretoria was needed to “transform the culture” to make it “truly South African,”

English is the preferred language of instruction for many in South Africa.

Historically, the use of Afrikaans was used by the White apartheid government to exclude black learners in a country.

The University further stressed that the language though still spoken by millions, will make the many more millions who do not speak it feel welcomed in one of the best academic institutions in the country.