Meanings of commonly used phrases in South Africa
Sometimes (white) South Africans are left wondering as to the meanings of certain
African language phrases/expressions etc. that we may hear often.
||This is well-known from the advertising of telecommunications company Vodacom.
(Sometimes unwittingly used by people as a general greeting)
||Principle of humanity
||The motto of the South African civil service
||Name of South Africa's national soccer team
||South African senior women's football squad
||"The Real Thing"
||SABC 1's new name (since discontinued, because it was WRONG!)
||"We are one"
||SABC 1's old name
||The Mix ("mixture")
||Talk show on SABC 2
||"This is it", "This is reality", "That's the way it is", "This is how things are"
||A (very good IMO) drama series on SABC1 on Thursday nights
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