Let me tell you something about me and the languages I speak. I can only speak English and Afrikaans. My home language is Afrikaans. Once upon a time, when I was little, I could not speak English, I only spoke Afrikaans. What makes me unique is ‘Dat ek kan baie Afrikaans praat’.

I’m proud of myself and the language I speak. I love my language because it is my identity, my pride. I hate it when someone speaks badly about my language because my language makes me strong.

I have come a long way with my language. It has guided me but also deserted me. Sometimes I feel I can speak it just for the sake of it. I’m in love with my language. My mum is white and my dad is Cape Malay so that’s where I got my language from. I love everything about my language.