Family Bars

Family bars are what the skrr skrr generation calls clan names (izithakazelo).

Man, I wish I knew how to recite my Family Bars.

Jou mase gat

This is an Afrikaans swear term that directly translates to “your mother’s vagina”. It’s similar to jou mase poes.

Voetsek with your nonsense, Jou mase gat.


A South African slang term for money.

I can’t wait to get amarherheba month end.


A term used in South Africa to refer to money. Madiba is Nelson Mandela’s clan name and his face is on the South African bank notes, hence the term.

I can’t come if there’s no Madibas.

Amapiano Colonisers

This is a name given to Nigerians after they tried stealing amapiano from South Africans.

Amapiano colonisers are all over Sunnyside and Hillbrow.


The act of pretending to be doing something while doing absolutely nothing. It was perfected by Panyaza Lesufi, Bheki Cele and Fikile Mbalula.

Lesufism involves; a strong PR team, looking busy, taking pictures, and garnering a huge following.

Nothing will happen there, they will just take pictures and address the people. That’s lesufism for you.


A slang term for sex or tlof tlof.

Why do guys fall asleep immediately after umdavazo?


Ipipi is a term in South Africa that means a penis.

Unepipi enkulu.
He has a big penis.


Hierso is a South African slang term that means "Here", "Right here". It is taken from the Afrikaans language.

"I'll be hierso goseng, wa nkolota" - Khuli Chana in No More Hunger


Dubane is a slang term for the City of Durban. Used predominantly by the Zulu speaking population of KwaZulu Natal.

Hamb' obuza ngami in Dubane they know.

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