Mandarin introduced as a new elective in schools

Jul 22, 2014 | 2012 - 2014, News

According to a recent media statement by the Department of Basic Education, Mandarin will be introduced as a new elective subject in schools, in terms of a co-operation agreement signed last year by South Africa and China on formalising the teaching of Mandarin in South African schools. The Minister has appointed a task team to determine whether Mandarin should be taught as a first or second additional language – or both.