Ryanair Afrikaans test: South African fury over language quiz

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“South Africans have condemned Irish airline Ryanair for making them take a test in the Afrikaans language on UK flights, calling it discriminatory. The country has 11 official languages, and many say they cannot understand Afrikaans — a language which was imposed during white-minority rule. The quiz contains questions on South African general knowledge. Ryanair defended the test, saying it weeds out those travelling on fraudulent South African passports. ‘Due to the high prevalence of fraudulent South African passports, we require passengers travelling to the UK to fill out a simple questionnaire issued in Afrikaans,’ it said in a statement. ‘If they are unable to complete this questionnaire, they will be refused travel and issued with a full refund,’ the airline continued.” (06/06/22)