Why would a young man from Aliwal North move more than 1 000km away from home to study in Pretoria? Because there he can study for a degree in his home language, AfrikaansGerhard Labuschagne is a young, coloured man who has left his family behind in the Eastern Cape to follow his dream of becoming a journalist by studying journalism in Tshwane. “My household is Afrikaans, my whole family is Afrikaans, I went to an Afrikaans school,” Labuschagne said. “Basically everything I know, I learned in Afrikaans.” Labuschagne said he decided on a communications and journalism degree because he likes…





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