Even if you are not in a management position, but a small business owner or an employee you will benefit from learning to speak an African language. The first benefit of learning to speak an African language is that you will be able to communicate with a larger segment of the population and with your co-workers and employees. Communication breaks down barriers and builds respect for each other. The second benefit is that you will open career doors and thus invest in your future. For the employer it is important that the non-native African language speakers will be able to work well with all groups in the company. By enrolling employees in a course such as Tswana, Zulu, Xhosa or Sotho open communication in the company can follow, creating a positive work environment.