BEE-official government policy to encourage black ownership of companies. Results in racism in procurement across the economy. see Black Diamond.
Black Diamond “previously disadvantaged” people that are busy accumulating the material excesses for which the ruling class of Johanesburg, or Egoli, the City of Gold have always been known.
Braai (noun) Excuse to drink all weekend (verb) male bonding ceremony which involves ceremonial passing of tongs
Boot Place to stash discretionary purchases that cost more than the maid’s monthly wages until at least your domestic staff leaves for the evening. Trunk.
Bup Table Mountain-like mound protruding from the belly, generally grown with beer
The Community a group of poor people, often united by their tribal affiliation and a shared interest in getting more, free stuff from government, NGOs, and others looking to redress the wrongs of the past.
Lekker great. Terrific.
Jol mindless fun, can lead to losing your keys, forgetting about your spouse, or leaving your credit card at a bar
Ju-Ju politician that inspires fear of God in people with anything to lose; hope in the 3 million people that have little hope of ever joining the formal economy; an embarrassment to the founding fathers of the ANC
Just Now. Whenever I feel like getting around to whatever it is I’m supposed to be doing.
Now-now. I realize I said I was doing to get around to doing something. But I’m still don’t really feel your urgency.
Petrol. Stuff that a man in a spiffy uniform puts in your fuel tank in exchange for a 3-rand (50 cents) tip.
Takkies Sneakers, preferably with a designer label such as All-Star Converse, Louis Vuitton,
Taxi the people’s transport, generally driven at precarious speed by an unlicensed commando that will stop at random to collect his the next fare
Tsotsi JuJu follower that wants to relieve you of your cell phone, Breitling watch, BMW, and other worldly possessions that can be converted for cash—or cache. If high on glue, Johnny Walker, or worse, could lead to a fatal encounter. Also the name of South African Oscar-winning film.
Ubuntu excuse to indulge in a gabfest, fueled by much tea, without need of resolution.