Can the white South Africans speak only English or can they also speak Afrikaans?

I'm not trying to be racist or anything, it's a genuine question. I was talking about a South African I know (he's white) to my mum and I said to her, 'I wonder if he can teach me some Afrikaans' and she said that she doesn't think the white South Africans actually speak Afrikaans, only... show more I'm not trying to be racist or anything, it's a genuine question. I was talking about a South African I know (he's white) to my mum and I said to her, 'I wonder if he can teach me some Afrikaans' and she said that she doesn't think the white South Africans actually speak Afrikaans, only English.
Surely that's not true though?
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