Spaza shop

An informal convenience store, usually run from home or some corner in the neighbourhood.

Go buy some bread at the spaza shop.


Another term that refers to Covid / Coronavirus.
Also see Coco

The third wave of covivi is looming.


Covidpreneurs are those dodgy tenderpreneurs who loot the government money intended for Covid-19 tenders. They register dodgy businesses and win tenders but they either not deliver at all or they deliver below par results.

Deals that are believed to be worth more than R2.2bn, involving emergency purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE) are being said to be chowed by Covidpreneurs.


First Lady Of The United States

Did you hear that the FLOTUS plagiarized her speech?


Also known as phara-phara. A term that refers to a drug addict who often terrorizes the community through criminal activities. The term is mostly used in Xhosa and Zulu speaking communities. In Gauteng, this person would be called a Nyaope Boy.

There was nothing he could do, ela phara had a huge knife so he just gave away the phone.


Zkhiphani or zikhiphani is a Mzansi slang term for "What's up", "what it do", "what's happening", and so on... You get the picture.

Ola mjita, zkhiphani lapho.

Nah he tweakin

A term that all the skrr skrr kids have been using in the comments section of Instagram. Apparently it means something not making sense or stupid.

No one:

Skrr skrr on insta: Nah he tweaking


Offensive. Refers to a penis

She just wants umthondo wami


In Zulu/Xhosa mythology, Tikoloshe, Tokoloshe, Tokolotshe, De'Avion or Hili is a dwarf-like water sprite. It is considered a mischievous and evil spirit that can become invisible by drinking water or swallowing a stone. Tokoloshes are called upon by malevolent people to cause trouble for others.

*My child misbehaves*
Me: If you don't behave, I will call the tikoloshe to beat you.


The Kasi term for a whore or hoe.

This girl ke sfebe.

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