For a lot of us, post-school our Afrikaans vocabulary hasn’t extended much further than ‘die hond blaf’ but many forget that Charlize Theron was a native Afrikaans speaker when she lived in Benoni, and she admitted that she still speaks Afrikaans to her mom regularly.
Recently at South By South-West (SXSW), South African journo AP du Plessis who now works for the American news broadcaster Tic Tic by Bloomberg begins interviewing her on the red carpet. You can see that she is taken aback when AP starts speaking to her in Afrikaans as he asked her when last she had an interview in Afrikaans.
You can hear that it takes her a minute to find the words, but as the interview progresses she slowly starts sounding more comfortable speaking the language. She also shares with him that she is reading Jock the Bushveld to her children.
— AP du Plessis (@ap1pel) March 22, 2019
Sy was wondelik!
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