Sisekakeni is a general Xhosa phrase that means we are in trouble. It directly translates to "we are in shit" or "we are in deep shit"

Friend: The petrol prices went up again.
Me: Sisekakeni


Isithembu is the practice of marrying multiple wives (Polygamy).

Isithembu is becoming popular again in South Africa.


Igwijo or amagwijo are Xhosa songs that are usually sung in events such as sporting events or traditional events. They are sometimes made up on the spot.

I'm only going to that game for amagwijo.


Intshebe is a Nguni term for beard.

Intshebe yam iyakhula.
My beard is growing.


Johannesburg also known informally as Jozi, Joburg, or "The City of Gold", is the largest city in South Africa. The city was established in 1886 following the discovery of gold on what had been a farm

My friends from Johannesburg don't know anything about struggle.

South Africa

South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent.

I was born and bred in South Africa.


Itoti is a general term for a can or tin. It can be a can of beer, food or whatever, as long as it's a can you can call it itoti.

I stopped drinking ngud, I only drink itoti now.


An informal term mostly used by Xhosa people to refer to beer.

Sbwl iWash namhlanje.
I am craving beer today.

Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates AKA Bhakaniya is a South African soccer club that plays in the top-tier system of Football in South Africa known as Premier Soccer League.

Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs are the biggest rivals in the continent of Africa.


This is the Orlando Pirates football club from Soweto, South Africa]. A person who is a fan of Pirates can also be referred to as Bhakaniya.

Bhakaniya has not won the league in a while now.

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