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Nothing wrong with an Afrikaans college, except the timing: experts

It might seem ‘insensitive’ at this point in time in SA, but commentators have otherwise dismissed criticism

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The establishment of a new Afrikaans-medium private college by trade union Solidarity has sparked a racial outcry, but experts say there is “nothing wrong” with it. 

A new campus of the Pretoria-based Sol-Tech technical college is due to open in Centurion in early 2021. It will cost about R300m and provide artisan training.

The announcement was met with heavy criticism, with Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi labelling it a race-based institution and “a reminder of the pain from the apartheid regime”...

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