Haganapayi or haganapie is a Xhosa slang word that means empty head or idiot.

Don’t tell me about that haganapayi, azithi dadobawo pha.


Rabha (pronounced rubber) is a Xhosa slang term for a kiss.

When she got here, ndiye ndamthi rabha.
When she got here, I gave her a kiss.


Thonqo is a Xhosa slang term for an idiot or a fool.

Haisuka ngu thonqo lo
This is an idiot.


Ibobosi is a term used in Gqeberha that means a shack.

I'm going back to ibobosi lam very soon.

Arthur Zwane

A plumber who is the current coach of Kaizer Chiefs.

Don’t worry, Arthur Zwane is rebuilding.


Gauteng is the smallest yet richest province in South Africa. That is where you will find Johannesburg and Pitori

I was born and raised in the Gauteng Province.


Amapanyaza is the name given to the Gauteng Crime Prevention Wardens who were deployed by the Premier, Panyaza Lesufi.

Amapanyaza are doing a great job in fighting crime in Gauteng.


Isidubada is an informal Xhosa dialect where you add a “d” after every sound. For example “Molweni” would be “modolwedenidi”.

Zikhona Sodlaka spoke isidubada in an episode of Gqeberha the Empire.


Iponi is a term they use in Gqeberha for a guy, a gent, a bro. Sort of Mjita.

Yho I haven’t seen la poni in a while.


Dispa is a Xhosa slang term that means to sleep.

Sure boss, ndisayo dispa ngoku.
Sure boss, I am going to sleep now.

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