Below is a list of slang words often used in the vocabulary of people from South Africa and in South Africa. This list of "Afrikanerisms" comprises slang words and phrases influenced by Afrikaans and other African languages. Typical users include people with Afrikaans as their first language but who speak English as a second language and people living in areas where the population speaks both English and Afrikaans. These terms do not occur in formal South African English. Note when the letter "g" is either the first or last letter of the word or syllable, it is pronounced as an unvoiced velar fricative in the back of the throat.
List of South African slang words
YOLO with subtitles | Amara
Lizeka Maduna 29 Nov Young girls in the Eastern Cape often flee their villages to avoid the Xhosa tradition of ukuthwala, which forces girls as young as 13 to marry older men. Five other men on the taxi from Mbizana agree with him. The abduction of girls is commonplace in their village. The practice of ukuthwala involves the abduction of a girl or a young woman by a man and his accomplices with the intention of forcing her family to agree to a marriage, and is prevalent in rural parts of South Africa. Ukuthwala is goes hand-in-hand with other offences like kidnapping, sexual assault, and human trafficking. In its traditional form, ukuthwala is a collusive strategy used by willing lovers to secure marriage negotiations.
If You Are A White South African, Please Read This
I was really, really scared to put this online. Yesterday was a tough one for South Africa. Watching the videos of the violence at TUKS pour onto Twitter and watching such a clearly racialised fight break out was disturbing, and sadly, somewhat unsurprising. These are big issues. Big arguments we are trying to cope with.
February — uFebhruwari — eyoMdumba month of grain. March — uMatshi — eyoKwindla month of fruits. April — u-Apreli — uTshazimpuzi month of wilting pumpkins. May — uMeyi — uCanzibe month of the star Canopus.