Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool 5

1 Lynnwood Road
South Africa

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The Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool also known as Affies, is a public high school for boys situated in the city of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.Early historyThe school's founding on 28 January 1920 marked the establishment of the first purely Afrikaans-medium school in South Africa. The event predated the official recognition of the Afrikaans language by five years. With English as well as Dutch established as the official languages in South Africa, many of the Afrikaans-speaking population believed Afrikaans should also enjoy recognition. Afrikaans as language grew so fast that CJ Langenhoven tabled a motion in the Cape Provincial Council to slowly replace Dutch with Afrikaans. This thought was strongly supported by MP Mr Jan Joubert and Pastor Chris Neethling. As leaders in the community they quickly organized a group to establish a purely Afrikaans school in Pretoria.The school with 44 children and 3 teachers was housed in the home of General Piet Joubert at 218 Visagie Street, Central Pretoria. By 1927, the school had grown and new premises were required. The school was therefore moved eastward to the current premises of the Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool, Affies sister-school. At the end of 1927, the school took over the Hogere Oosteindschool, a Dutch-medium instruction school, suggestive of the demise of Dutch as a language in South Africa and the assumption of Afrikaans as the primary instruction medium.

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