Sociology 202- 01
April 3, 2015
Blog #7: Mandarin in SA state schools: South Africa
A government notice approving the listing of the Chinese language as part of the school curriculum was issued by the Department of Basic Education on 20 March. "The agreement speaks to collaboration between our countries in a number of areas, but for us what is especially encouraging is the work we will be undertaking together in the field of mathematics, science and technology, where we have seen China excel," Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said in an address to students at East China Normal University in Shanghai last year."There are currently six Confucius institutions in South Africa and with the help of the Chinese Government a curriculum for the teaching of Chinese will be developed to be offered in some schools around the country.