How much of the local language do you need for daily living? Are local language classes/tutors available and affordable?

Most everything is done in English. - Oct 2019


None, but it's nice to be able to greet people in SiSwati. - Mar 2015


None, but as always, people like it when you can greet and thank them in Siswati. Also, Siswati is commonly interspersed with English in the newspapers, but you can usually understand the storyline regardless. - Feb 2011


English is a national language, so you can more than get by with it. Nevertheless, siSwati is still commonly used, and learning some, as always, will bring great dividends. - May 2010


People love you if you can greet them in SiSwati, but English is spoken by almost everyone. - Mar 2008


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