Afrikaans love poem (Cape Dutch). Blond hair of South Africa. Afrikaans poem of longs Dutch hair. This official language of South Africa since 1925, and Namibia, is spoken by 7 million people. It is a derivative of the Dutch, from the 17th century, brought by the Afrikaners. It is distinguished today by its phonological system, by certain grammatical particularities and by many borrowings to the local languages and English. The Afrikaaners who speak this language are white people born in South Africa, mostly descendants of Dutch settlers.