Drawing from 11 official languages, South Africa’s slang reflects the country’s rich – and unique – diversity.
LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE: CLICK FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN’S JOKE OF THE DAY
Here’s how to better understand the locals when on your next visit to Mzansi.
Hayibo: South African slang interjection indicating disbelief, moral disgust or surprise. As in ‘I don’t believe what I am seeing.’
WHO SAID THAT | THE SOUTH AFRICAN QUOTE OF THE DAY
This week’s words of the day:
Monday, 28 November – Mampara
Tuesday, 29 November – Wena
Wednesday, 30 November – Ubuntu
Thursday, 1 December
Friday, 2 December
Monday, 21 November – Babbalas
Tuesday, 22 November – Diski
Wednesday, 23 November – Makarapa
Thursday, 24 November – Shibobo
Do you have a favourite South African word that you’d like to share?