DA backs sign language bid

THE legal bid by pupil Kyle Springate to have sign language declared an official matric subject is supported by DA leader Helen Zille.

THE legal bid by pupil Kyle Springate to have sign language declared an official matric subject is supported by DA leader Helen Zille.

Zille said the party supported Springate, a deaf matric pupil at Westville Boys High, in his legal bid to have the Department of Education recognise sign language as an examinable subject.

Springate has been studying sign language throughout high school with the department's blessing.

Hearing-impaired and deaf South Africans had a right to use, learn and develop their primary language, she said.

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