Providing news in indigenous languages is seen as one step towards promoting and maintaining an equal society in the country. IsiXhosa is the main language spoken in the Eastern Cape and residents here feel it has been suppressed as a news language for too long. Hearing and reading their news in their mother language makes them feel equally important in a country that strives for an equal society.
For more on this we cross to our reporter, Busisiwe Jemsana-Mantashe who is at the Rhodes University school of Journalism in Makhanda.
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