Results of the SPH&FM language survey are out!

3 Apr 2018 - 09:15

The results speak to the remarkable linguistic diversity across the School:

  • 57% of respondents were staff and 43% were students
  • More than 30 different languages are spoken in the School, including each of the official languages of South Africa
  • Among staff, isiXhosa is the most commonly spoken home language followed by English and Afrikaans
  • Beyond the official languages of South Africa, there are 11 additional African languages spoken among students and staff, including Shona, Swahili, Igbo, Oshiwambo, Luo, Yoruba, Amharic, Hausa, Bemba, Akan/Twi and Chichewa