Africa In South Africa, a push to reclaim an Afrikaans as diverse as its speakers

For many South Africans, the Afrikaans language is strongly associated with apartheid rule, and whiteness. But it is the first language of millions of nonwhite South Africans, too – and its roots are as complicated as the country's.

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When a wave of student protests began crashing over South Africa’s universities in mid-2015, it didn’t take long to reach the doors of Stellenbosch University.