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Smallholder crop farming is on the decline in South Africa. Why it matters.

Over half a million households in South Africa’s former homelands disengaged from farming between 2011 and 2016, according to Statistics South Africa. This represents a loss of one in five crop farming households.

How South Africa’s universities are making more students multilingual

South Africa is a multilingual, multicultural space. As is the case for many other countries in Africa, it has a number of official languages – 11.

Arts and culture were given money in South Africa’s budget. Why it matters.

Analysts came to a range of conclusions about the budget speech delivered recently by South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. But few paid attention to his comments on arts and culture. He made a commitment that National Treasury will identify funds to support a new national theatre and museum, among other initiatives.

Why embracing indigenous languages could have major benefits for Kenya

Kenya is a multilingual country with over 42 different indigenous languages. In addition, foreign languages are used by minorities in major towns and in some learning institutions. The most dominant foreign language is English which is an official language alongside Kiswahili.

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