Datapoint Afrikaans/Domains of use: court

Lubbe (2008) mentions that every South-African has the right to be spoken to in and use a language he/she has command of (be it with the use of an interpreter). Whether or not Afrikaans is often used in court depends on the region of South-Africa. Lubbe (2008: 77) cites a source which mentions that in the province of Noord-Kaap 72% of the trials Afrikaans is used (as he mentions in this region the majority of the people is a native speaker of Afrikaans and has no or only bad command of English).