Datapoint Afrikaans/Domains of use: school

It is hard to find a publication stating it, but it appears from different sources that every citizen of South-Africa has the right of instruction in school in one of the eleven official languages, of which Afrikaans is one. There are schools where the medium of instruction is Afrikaans only, but there are also parallelmedium schools, where there are parallel classes where students follow classes in their own mothertongue (if one of the eleven official languages). In principle, the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in schools is thus probably widespread in areas where there are many Afrikaans speakers, while logically it will be (very) limited (or absent) in regions where there are hardly any Afrikaans speakers. Louw (2004) notes that the current government programme is to discourage the use of Afrikaans as a medium in school in favour of English.