Why we must take pride in our language


- news24.com | a month ago

But it goes to something deeper. The way we feel about our language has everything to do with the way we feel about our culture – which is above all, the place we were born, and the people we grew up with.

Julius Malema is quoted in The Citizen as saying, "The problem with Africans is self-hatred and self-rejection." This will be putting it too strongly – yet there is some truth in it. On the other hand, when we are asked about the advantages and privileges of our culture, few of us know how to answer.

We seem to know the disadvantages better.

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