Askies is an Afrikaans term for Sorry. It is however used informally in almost all the South African languages for apologising.

I didn't see you there, askies for stepping on you.


Gwala is a Nguni term for a coward.

Ey that grootman ligwala.


It is a word mostly used by Afrikaans speaking people that means friend or brother, depending on the context.

Listen here, boet. I will moer you.

Bafana Bafana

The South African national soccer team. The team that only qualifies by default (when they host).

Bafana Bafana plays shit!

Jiki jiki

Jiki jiki means all of a sudden or suddenly.

When we were growing you were dark, jiki jiki you are a yellow bone.

Braai Master

The person who is making sure that the braai meat is properly done and everything goes well during a braai.

The braai master for today's braai was Thabo hence the meat is not nice.


Look up skrr skrr

These days they like dating oTrap.


An aura having a frame of mind that will last a lifetime, has epiphany

Tell Dyco to come and do the greats he always does

Tito Mboweni

South African Minister of Finance. His signature used to be in SA money hence his name is often referred to when skrr skrr gang is talking about money.

Tito Mboweni, sha sha...


Literally means “apartness” in Afrikaans, apartheid was the policy of racial segregation implemented by the South African National Party from 1948 to 1994, resulting in the oppression and labour exploitation of South Africa’s black majority, and their systematic exclusion from the country’s mainstream economic, educational and social life.

The struggles of black people we see today is the legacy of the apartheid regime.

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