Ryanair planes at Dublin Airport. File photo: Reuters
Ryanair planes at Dublin Airport. File photo: Reuters

South Africans visiting UK on Ryanair quizzed in Afrikaans to prove identity

  • Afrikaans is the third-most spoken first language in South Africa, behind Zulu and Xhosa, and was imposed during white-minority rule
  • One of 11 official languages it was a cause of contention in apartheid era; news of the Ryanair measure prompted a backlash on social media

Ryanair planes at Dublin Airport. File photo: Reuters
Ryanair planes at Dublin Airport. File photo: Reuters
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