On another level, there are linguistic tensions between the ethnic Europeans and the black majority, mostly in regard to language instruction in schools. Current Afrikaans Language . 7.4.3 Development of Consumer Protection Legislation in South Africa 131 . 7.5 A Quick Look at the Requirement of Plain Language in Other Countries 138 . The Dutch language spoken at the Cape Colony in the 17th century slowly transformed into a separate language, with differences in vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. Companies Act 135 . The rise of the Afrikaans language movement • In 1910 South Africa gained political independence from Britain. • Boer leaders dominated the new government. On one level, there are tensions between its two official language groups, Afrikaans and English. 7.5.1 Australia 138 . PhD thesis, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). 7.5.2 United States of America 139 . The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9780190657543, 0190657545. 7.5.3 European Union 141 Today, Afrikaans, the Afrikaner language, is one of the 11 official languages of South Africa. The literary movement, Negritude, was born out of the Paris intellectual environment of 1930s and 1940s. • Louis Botha and Jan Smuts were both ex-Boer• Louis Botha and Jan Smuts were both ex-Boer generals. • Botha became the first prime minister of South Africa and Smuts his deputy. Kriel, Mariana (2013) Loose continuity: the post-apartheid Afrikaans language movement in historical perspective. 7.4.4 Consumer Protection through the use of Plain Language in the NCA, CPA and New . Apartheid (“apartness” in the language of Afrikaans) was a system of legislation that upheld segregationist policies against non-white citizens of South Africa. South Africa is a multi-lingual society that has some unique linguistic problems because of its policy of apartheid. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9780190657567, 0190657561. Tracing Language Movement in Africa and Publisher Oxford University Press.