"To us, to me, everything happened only in Afrikaans."

Before the demise of Apartheid, South Africa had two official languages: Afrikaans and English. Afrikaans is a simplification of Dutch, the language of the country’s first European colonizers.

Post-Apartheid South Africa has 11 official languages: IsiNebele, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, SiSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, Afrikaans and English.