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Ryanair drops Afrikaans test after backlash in South Africa

Ryanair drops Afrikaans test after backlash in South Africa

RYANAIR has dropped a requirement for South African passengers to prove their nationality before travelling by completing a test in Afrikaans, Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said after the policy drew a backlash among South Africans. The South African government said last week it was taken aback by the low-cost carrier's decision to force UK-bound travelers holding the country's passport to take the test, calling the move a "backward profiling system". Afrikaans is spoken by just 12% of the 58 million people in the country and is often associated with apartheid and white minority rule. O'Leary, whose airline does not operate flights…
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