Posted: Oct 01, 2012 10:26 am
by zulumoose
How many of the population speak Zulu?

It is a strange situation. Here in Kwazulu-Natal the vast majority of the population speak Zulu, but we are living in two worlds.

There is a 1st world and a 3rd world component, and the 1st world component of society/business/education speaks English. In the overlaps everyone speaks English, and only in the 3rd world will you find people who cannot communicate in English. It is almost universally accepted that the Zulu language is for cultural purposes, and the English language for practical purposes.

Afrikaans has its little enclaves here and there, particularly in rural or agricultural areas, but is like a foreign language in much of KZN.