Johannesburg, South Africa — South Africans have flocked to social media to express their displeasure that
Ryanair requires some passengers to take an Afrikaans exam in order to travel.
Last week, the airline began requiring travellers traveling into the United Kingdom on
South African passports to complete a test in the language spoken by fewer than 20% of South Africa's population.
Zulu is the most frequently spoken language in South Africa, accounting for more
than 20% of the population, followed by Xhosa and Afrikaans, each accounting for 13%.