Author: Yamkela Tyapha

Afrikaaps as ‘n taalvarieteit van Afrikaans.

SHAZNAY BERNADO “Os praat Afrikaaps en ni Afrikaans ni, so ophou vi os reghelp brah” (Vannie Kaap) My naam is Shaznay Bernardo en ek is ʼn derdejaar-BA (Internasionale Studie)-student en is ook deel van die Adam Tas-studentevereniging wat gereeld brandende kwessies wat studente raak, bespreek. Op 5 en 7 Maart het die Adam Tas-studentevereniging by Bosch Restaurant met medestudente en ander genooides oor Afrikaaps as ʼn dialek van Afrikaans gesels, en wat met hierdie onderwerp gepaard gaan. Afrikaans het verskeie onderlinge verstaanbare dialekte wat ontwikkel het as gevolg van kontak met verskillende immigrante-groepe en inheemse, plaaslike tale. Dus het...

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Three Ultimate Maties take off

JOSH MYBURGH The dream of representing their country has become a reality for three Maties Ultimate Frisbee players. Petro van Eck, Janco Heese and Johanna Smit were recently selected for the U24 Ultimate Wild Dogs, who will be representing South Africa at the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) 2019 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships (WU24) in Heidelberg, Germany. The three Maties made their way into the team after expressing an interest in playing for the side and going through trials in November last year, where, after the first round, a squad of thirty-three players was selected to play in the...

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UJ brings the heat, but Maties leaves Danie Craven in flames

POWERFUL TACKLE Center David Brits with ball in hand on Monday evening at Danie Craven stadium during the Maties vs UJ match.   KESIA ABRAHAMS Monday night was a solid, but tiring, evening for undefeated FNB Maties as they managed to clinch a 24-13 home turf win over a FNB UJ side that proved to be an equal competitor. Within seconds of the kick-off at the Danie Craven Stadium, full back Anton du Toit scored a tremendous try. Maties, however, didn’t capitalise on the five points and the small celebration was cut short when UJ flyhalf, Mashudu Raphunga, brought...

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The untold Story of land

DAN-ANGELUS ZEMBERE As stakeholders hang on by their finger nails, and debates reach record levels, what potential does land expropriation hold for South Africa, and how is the process going to be executed? Being a Zimbabwean who is not a stranger to the aftermath of land redistribution without compensation, this is a story I enjoy telling. President Ramaphosa promised dialogue and a constitutionally concerned procedure. Whether this guarantees peace is a question best left unanswered, but a wave of fear regarding the sensitivity of the South African economy has swept across society. Fortunately, history has lessons to teach. Here...

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Aflos sit nie atlete af nie

MANSAFLOSSPAN Van links: Gardeo Isaacs, Divan Manuel, Jason October en George Weilbach.   ANNERI COETZEE ’n Misverstand tussen die Matie vroue-aflosspan by die eerste Varsity Atletiekbyeenkoms van die seisoen het gemaak dat dié span van die wedloop gediskwalifiseer is. Lara Johnson, ’n eerstejaar BCom(Bestuurswetekenskap)-student en lid van die span het verduidelik dat ’n misrekening van spoed veroorsaak het dat sy nie betyds die aflosstokkie aan haar spanmaat kon oorgee nie. “Ons het ’n nuwe strategie probeer waarin ek tien meter verder moes hardloop. Teen die tyd wat ek die stok vir [my spanmaat] moes gee, was ek te vinnig en...

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