Rhodent

The term for a student at Rhodes University, South Africa.
Rhodes is notorious for its heavy-drinking scene. Thus, being a Rhodent is also synonymous with drinking heavily.


Rhodents were overdrinking everyone at that party last night.

Vamna

Is the Xhosa term for korobela - which is love potion given to your lover so that he/she only loves you.
It basically translates to yiva mna ndedwa (only hear me).


I won't mind even if you can give me ivamna.

Stockvel

A stokvel is a savings pool where a group of individuals contribute an agreed-upon monthly amount. The group have full control of how they would like to use that money. Two common methods are to pay out monthly or annually. The group can make monthly pay-outs, or they could keep investing their savings and get a lump sum at the end of the year.


I have joined a stockvel with the members of my community where we get monthly payouts.

Zulu

Zulu is the most widely spoken home language in South Africa (about 24% of the population), and it is understood by over 50% of South African population.


Zulu guys will hurt you big time.

Influencer

An influencer is a person that usually has a lot of followers on Social Media and might get paid to post (promote) some things.


These influencers these days think they breathe flavoured air.

Chakalaka

A spicy vegetable dish traditionally served as a sauce or relish with bread, pap, samp, stews or curries


A braai is not complete without chakalaka.

Nyisa

Show you flames or to literally make you shit yourself.


Mjolo will nyisa you. 

ZAR

The South African currency, also known as Rand or just an "R".


I need ZAR 50 million right now.

BRB

BRB is an abbreviation for Be Right Back that is used when texting. It was mostly used during the mxit days.


BRB, have to go take a shit.

Ntshiza

intshiza is a Xhosa slang term for a gun. 


I had to give them my phone, one of them ebephethe intshiza. 



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