Mogoeng Mogoeng: Unity won't be achieved by just learning English

Mogoeng Mogoeng: Unity won't be achieved by just learning English

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng wants South Africans to explore and understand other cultures, languages, and religions. The respected judicial official insists that building unity cannot be done by only learning English.

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Speaking during the keynote address at the 17th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture this weekend Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng had shed some light on achieving unity in SA.

The top judicial official had encouraged citizens to seek out an understanding of other cultures, languages, and religions:

"We need unity now more than ever before. I have got to be something that each one of us worries about on a daily basis. The simplest way to start is to learn more about or know more about one another. As a South African you've got to want to know other languages."

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The SABC reports that Mogoeng had pointed out unity cannot be obtained when ignorance persists:

"We can't just be learning English. We've got to know Tshivenda, isiXhosa... if you are committed in building the unity we so desperately need." reported how Mogoeng had lamented the continued challenges posed by issues that had survived 25 years of democracy, such as racism, inequality, and unemployment.

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