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.
Ubuntu: It comes from the Zulu and Xhola languages and can be roughly translated as “humanity towards others”.
It speaks about the country’s moral ideals, the spirit of togetherness and the ability to work together.
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
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?