The people shall speak ... their own languages
In a country dominated by English, how equal, in fact, are South Africa's languages, and how willing are we to fight for our respective tongues?
South Africa’s Constitution, which came into effect on February 4 1997, recognises 11 official languages, to which the state guarantees equal status.
But in a country that is dominated by the use of English, how equal, in fact, are these languages? And how willing are South Africans to fight for their respective tongue?