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n Acta Academica - Indigenous languages and the media in South Africa

Supplement 2
  • ISSN : 0587-2405

Abstract


Hierdie artikel ondersoek die stand van die inheemse Suid-Afrikaanse tale en hul gebruik in die media. In die besonder word die prestasie van hierdie tale in die gedrukte media, die uitsaaiwese en die internet in breë trekke weergegee. Hierdie ondersoek word gedoen teen die agtergrond van Artikel 6 van die Suid-Afrikaanse Grondwet wat elf amptelike tale verskans. In teenstelling met die verwagtinge van die Grondwet wat in hierdie artikel uiteengesit word, toon die ondersoek dat die verskillende tale nie almal ewe suksesvol in die media presteer nie. Redes vir hierdie ongelyke prestasie word aangedui. In die laaste instansie word bestek van die invloed van globalisering op die inheemse tale opgeneem.

This article explores the status of South Africa's indigenous languages and how they are being used in the media. More specifically, the performance of these languages in the print media, the broadcasting media and the Internet, is outlined. This is done against the backdrop of the South African Constitution, Section 6, which entrenches eleven official languages. Contrary to the Constitution's provisions, it is found that the indigenous languages are achieving varying levels of success within the media. The reasons for this are outlined. Finally, the effects of globalisation on the indigenous languages within the media are assessed.

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