Someone who will lovingly do something tough no matter if the odds are stacked against him. Also a degrading term for a person of coloured origin.
But this isn't heavy-handed; it's fun, insightful, and very compelling. Popularized by singer-comedian Robbie Wessels in the song of the same name, it refers to a sexual dance but slightly more humorous than vulgar. Dyed plumes are added to the top and striated horns to each corner. Perhaps the most famous "secret society" is that of the Poro, the membership of which is most densely concentrated among the Mande- and Kpe-speaking peoples of Liberia and southern Sierra Leone although it also spreads, usually under different names, into Guinea and the Ivory Coast.
Is an informal reference to a person's feet "voete" in Afrikaans directly relating the condition and size of the feet to that of an animal's paws. Pronounced as in "clunk" klap — to smack. It is also popularly used as a topping on a milk-based tart that shares its name. The style and symbolism of paintings, figures, and masks, therefore, depend on their political, economic, social, and religious contexts, an examination of which often provides valuable insights into the meanings of African art.
This time around we have organised ourselves differently. The best-known site of desert paintings in the north is the Tassili plateau, active from the age of Mesolithic artwhich was explored and described by Henri Lhote in the s.
Durbanites like to say "Hey, let's waai pozzy. Usually the term is primarily used by Southern Coastal regions to refer to the inland provinces that form a part of the plateau.
Amounts to an ancient curse. The minister we account to has given us a tight margin: I'm gr8 I'm great. Ek gaan jou so 'n harde poesklap gee, jou tanne gaan vibreer vir maande lank. The base ingredient of Mielie-mealwhich is the flour of choice to make Pap also called mieliepapa popular type of porridge.
Great Britain seized the Cape of Good Hope area inostensibly to prevent it from falling into the hands of the French but also to use Cape Town in particular as a stop on the route to Australia and India.
However, he added, in some attacks the perpetrators "take out their hatred for all those past wrongs, and show who's in control now". Refers to something rising very quickly literally like the bubbles caused by a fartfor example: The "sis" refers to the sound it makes when fried in oil.
It also jokingly refers to a car that turns far to wide i. Also, when someone falls down: Closest English equivalent is "Cough it up and pay up", but it doesn't have anywhere near the same power.
Next come a group of somewhat less naturalistic drawings, of slightly more recent date. African rock paintings and engravings were, curiously, discovered earlier than European ones: But according to the Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa, there have been 2, farm attacks and 1, farm murders sinceand independent think-tanks put the true number of farmers murdered at closer to 3, On the same site, however, there are also a number of prehistoric engravings similar to the type in the Atlas region.
Used to describe levels of excitement, similar to "tickled pink". Poesklap therefore is far more life-threatening than a "bitch-slap". Taken from the initials "S. The main actors in the ceremonies are the uninitiated youths, all the adult men of the Poro, the adult women of the Sande, and the sacred elders representing the ancestors.
Refers to a very strong sucking sensation caused by a thick viscous drink when drinking it through a straw, especially a McDonald's milkshake, which is famous for the sensation. A crude but humorous way to say "go finger-fuck yourself" DStv — a popular digital satellite television pay-service throughout Southern Africa.
Voetsek is considered to be far more assertive than its English counterparts. It is a term of endearment towards young beautiful women, and can also extend to much younger girls usually via a grandfather-figure.Afrikanerisms. This list of "Afrikanerisms" comprises slang words and phrases influenced by Afrikaans and other African languages.
Typical users include people with Afrikaans as their first language but who speak English as a second language and people living in. Love this, cant wait to get my hands on the book. I can so identify being a South African Married to a West African. I put my best grin forward when friends and family from hubby’s side come over.
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Papa Selo is a Croatian philosopher with an old soul. Aside from tending to his olive trees in the heart of Dalmatia, his singular passion is fjaka (doing absolutely nothing) in his village by the Adriatic sea. Dec 01, · South African farmers fearing for their lives On Saturday, in an unprecedented move to mark the second anniversary of the slaughter of a farming family, survivors of farm attacks marched in.
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