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Of dit nou 'n storieskrywer of digter is, 'n rapper of sanger is, 'n verhoog, film en tv akteur of vermaaklikheids-kunstenaar is wie hulle ding kyk in Kaaps oftewel Afrikaaps en of dit nou maar net iemand is wie 'n voorliefde het vir Kaaps en die taal van nature daagliks gebruik is die Drietalige Woordeboek van Kaaps iets wat jou en ons almal se uitkyk op taalgebruik kan verander.
The exciting thing about the Kaaps Dictionary project is that you can become part of the process.
If most of the striking students were pampered pooches striking for increased privileges or the guarantee of existing privileges it would be another story altogether – but that’s not the case, is it?
What we have here are institutions that were created for a privileged and wealthy minority (indicated by the ridiculously expensive tuition and deposit fees) designed to consign generation after generation of our youth (particularly those from disadvantaged groups) to lives of servitude.
Manenberg High School matriculant Anushqah van der Ventel beat the odds by achieving six distinctions.
“I did not expect to get six distinctions,” the surprised girl said. “I still cannot believe that I did that well. All my hard work paid off.”
Van der Ventel, 18, said she burned the midnight oil and sacrificed her weekends for tutoring classes so that she could realise her dream of being a TV news anchor.
“There were times it was very difficult for me to study with the gang violence in my area. I would have to walk far to get to an internet café to complete assignments and could not when gangsters were shooting. I used to study at night. I would wake up at 10pm and study until 3am to avoid the noise,” she said.
Her mother, Jasmina van der Ventel, 51, said her father, who died three years ago, would have been proud of her accomplishments.