Get the Lingo; South African Slang - Even with 11 official languages, South Africans still manage to communicate pretty well. Most of us speak English, but it’s a good idea to learn the local slang, which is sometimes a mix of several languages.   South African slang has a unique flavour, borrowing freely from Afrikaans, a language similar to Dutch and Flemish.

Get the Lingo; South African Slang - Even with 11 official languages, South Africans still manage to communicate pretty well. Most of us speak English, but it’s a good idea to learn the local slang, which is sometimes a mix of several languages. South African slang has a unique flavour, borrowing freely from Afrikaans, a language similar to Dutch and Flemish.

1995: The Rugby World Cup was first major sporting event to take place in South Africa after apartheid. Mandela presented winning trophy to Francois Pienaar, South African rugby captain.

1995: The Rugby World Cup was first major sporting event to take place in South Africa after apartheid. Mandela presented winning trophy to Francois Pienaar, South African rugby captain.

The Springbok - our official South African rugby emblem worn on the green & gold jersey.

The Springbok - our official South African rugby emblem worn on the green & gold jersey.

South African President Nelson Mandela & François Pienaar, captain of the Springboks- Rugby World Cup 1995, "One Team, One Country"

South African President Nelson Mandela & François Pienaar, captain of the Springboks- Rugby World Cup 1995, "One Team, One Country"

Fan of ZA cricket team @LaysChipsSA LaysSouthAfrica  #MostActiveLaysFan #SPORTIPEDIA #Lays

Fan of ZA cricket team @LaysChipsSA LaysSouthAfrica #MostActiveLaysFan #SPORTIPEDIA #Lays

Junior Springboks coach Dawie Theron on Thursday named the starting line-up for the SA Under-20 training squad’s match against the University of the Western Cape (UWC), to be played on Friday afternoon at the Markötter Sports Field in Stellenbosch. Kick-off is at 16h00

Junior Springboks coach Dawie Theron on Thursday named the starting line-up for the SA Under-20 training squad’s match against the University of the Western Cape (UWC), to be played on Friday afternoon at the Markötter Sports Field in Stellenbosch. Kick-off is at 16h00

Junior Springboks coach Dawie Theron on Thursday named the starting line-up for the SA Under-20 training squad’s match against the University of the Western Cape (UWC), to be played on Friday afternoon at the Markötter Sports Field in Stellenbosch. Kick-off is at 16h00

Junior Springboks coach Dawie Theron on Thursday named the starting line-up for the SA Under-20 training squad’s match against the University of the Western Cape (UWC), to be played on Friday afternoon at the Markötter Sports Field in Stellenbosch. Kick-off is at 16h00

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