South African schools will start teaching Kiswahili language following an agreement between Pretoria and Nairobi on Thursday, it has emerged.
This precedes Thursday’s meeting in which the Cabinet Secretary of Education Prof George Magoha and South African Minister for Basic Education Angelina Matsie Motshekga signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the respective countries.
Last year, Ms Motshekga, revealed that plans were in place to have the subject introduced in all schools as part of basic education, adding that the Kiswahili language is widely spoken in Africa.
In South Africa, Afrikaaner, English, Dutch, Zulu, Khosa and Sotho are among widely spoken languages. English is the official language of the country.
– Culled from Hivisasa