12 Things You Didn’t Know About Johann Rupert

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Written by Keren Mikva
Ventures-Africa.com
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He is a staunch defender of the Afrikaans language

In 2005, Johann made headlines after he withdrew millions of rand worth of advertising in the British design magazine, “Wallpaper.” This was in response to the magazine’s description of the Afrikaans language as “the ugliest language in the world” in its September 2005 edition. The magazine article referred to the Afrikaans Language Monument at Paarl. Rupert said he had ” had enough” of his language being belittled and he would not sit still and look on while his language and culture were “drawn through the mud.”

Source: MG.co.za