Afrikaans girl

from Polokwane

Who was once told never to speak English in public… 

Well, you can just imagine what a big complex I had about speaking English.  And then, to top it all, I ended up in the big city of Johannesburg, to start my first job, my internship after studying Biokinetics (which in South Africa, is similar to physical therapy – it is basically rehabilitation of injuries and treatment of chronic diseases through the application of the correct exercises – so, an expert in physical activity and movement).  My biggest fear at that point in time became my reality, the majority of people speak English…  I was forced to speak English, in public!  Well, I survived.  It turned out to be not so bad after all.