It certainly sounds as though you are in a very difficult space.
It is true that concentration difficulties can lead to 'silly mistakes', however, so can a difficulty with reading instructions. Not having a solid letter-sound association will make reading at a later stage very difficult.
It is also important to notice that dual-lingual children are more likely to battle both one or both languages until the age of about 10 years.
I would recommend a full academic assessment where your son's learning ability and current level of reading and maths can be determined. It would be interesting to see whether there would be a difference in results if assessed in English and Afrikaans, however, to determine his true potential I would strongly recommend he be assessed in Afrikaans (assuming this is his stronger language).
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