Unisa response to the judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal on the new Unisa Language Policy

The University of South Africa has noted the judgment handed down on 01 June 2020 by the Supreme Court of Appeal on its language policy. The overall effect of the judgment is that Unisa must, with effect from 2021, reinstate Afrikaans as a language of instruction.

Unisa respects the judgments of the courts as a strong pillar of our constitutional democracy.

The university is studying the judgment and will seek advice from both its internal legal department and external counsel and exercise available options.

In its considerations the university shall be guided by facts presented by legal experts, the best interests of the institution, the best interests of the students, its transformative agenda and the broader interests of the country.

We wish to assure our students that we remain committed to offering the best education and to continue to drive Unisa to be "the African university shaping futures in the service of humanity".

Publish date: 2020/07/02