Interview Segment

John Biyase interviewed by Jesse Harber
October 7, 2006 Johannesburg, South Africa.
"What made it even worse is that out teachers, who were supposed to teach us these subjects in Afrikaanse, could not speak Afrikaanse well themselves - they stumbled." [2:06]

Biyase explains that government policy forcing African students to learn all their subjects in Afrikaanse was the spark that set off the student uprising of 1976. African teachers also struggled to teach in Afrikaanse, but they would lose their jobs if they refused.

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