Ambitious Magoha signs deal to teach South Africans Kiswahili

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The Government of Kenya and the Government of South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will provide a foundation for the introduction of the teaching of Kiswahili in South African Educational system.

Cabinet Secretary for Education, Prof. George Magoha signed the agreement on behalf of Kenya Government while South Africa Minister Basic Education Angelina Matsie Motshekga signed on behalf of the government of South Africa.

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The signing took, which took place in Jogoo House, was also witnessed by the Principal Secretary for Early Learning and Basic Education, Dr. Belio Kipsang.

The agreement will also provide the basis for Kenya to share technical capabilities in Education, apart from extending Kiswahili language into the South African lingua franca.

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Prof. Magoha said the MoU will strengthen the cordial relations between Kenya and South Africa, saying Kiswahili aspect of the agreement will forge stronger links between the peoples of the two countries.

Motshekga said that about 40 per cent of learners in South African learners speak Kiswahili.

She noted that the MoU will make it possible for learners in South African to take up Kiswahili as an optional language besides French and Portuguese languages.

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This comes just a day after reports that South Africa has overtaken the United States to become Kenya’s second largest foreign investor.

South Africa leapfrogged the US to second place following a number of multi-billion shilling deals recently inked by SA firms targeting Nairobi, according to Business Daily.

The latest data by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) shows that the total value of investments held by resident South African firms in Kenya grew by Sh64.34 billion (60 percent increase) in 2017 to Sh171.65 billion.

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The increase pushed the US to position three after its portfolio in Kenya increased by a marginal Sh2 billion to Sh159.92 billion in the period under review.

Despite recording a Sh3.44 billion drop from 2016’s value, the United Kingdom maintained its grip as Kenya’s largest source of foreign investment at Sh217.84.

South Africa has overtaken the United States to become Kenya’s second largest foreign investor.

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South Africa leapfrogged the US to second place following a number of multi-billion shilling deals recently inked by SA firms targeting Nairobi, according to Business Daily.

The latest data by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) shows that the total value of investments held by resident South African firms in Kenya grew by Sh64.34 billion (60 percent increase) in 2017 to Sh171.65 billion.

Image result for uhuru ramaphosa

The increase pushed the US to position three after its portfolio in Kenya increased by a marginal Sh2 billion to Sh159.92 billion in the period under review.

Despite recording a Sh3.44 billion drop from 2016’s value, the United Kingdom maintained its grip as Kenya’s largest source of foreign investment at Sh217.84.

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