L'Afrique du Sud est-elle anglophone ? Entretien avec Philippe Gervais-Lambony

Abstract : In South Africa, 8.2% of the population speaks English as a mother tongue, which puts English at the fifth or sixth rank. Anglophones are gathered in cities in three provinces: Gauteng (the large agglomeration of Johannesburg), Kwazulu-Natal, and the Province of Cape Town. British missions formed an African elite which would play an important role at the head of the ANC. However, during apartheid, local languages were taught in primary school on the pretext of protecting African cultures. Today, the most radical anglophone group is that of the Indians, with 95% of them speaking English as their native language. Since the end of apartheid, they’ve benefited from having had a good education in English while not being white, and many businessmen and executives are English-speaking Indians.
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Philippe Gervais-Lambony, Yves Lacoste. L'Afrique du Sud est-elle anglophone ? Entretien avec Philippe Gervais-Lambony. 2004, pp.119-123. ⟨10.3917/her.115.0119 ⟩. ⟨hal-02319905⟩

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