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67 Reasons to Love South African

Nazeem Kariem has put together interesting articles that all South Africans would enjoy reading. Here is an extract from, 67 Reasons to Love South Africa

You Are Proudly S.African When:

  • You call a bathing suit a "swimming costume"
  • You call a traffic light a "robot"
  • You call an elevator a "lift"
  • You call a hood a "bonnet"
  • You call a trunk a "boot"
  • You call a pickup truck a "bakkie"
  • You call a Barbeque a "Braai"
  • The employees dance in front of the building to show how unhappy they are
  • The SABC advertises and shows highlights of the programme you just finished watching.
  • You get cold easily. Anything below 16 degrees Celsius is Arctic weather.
  • You know what Rooibos Tea is, even if you've never had any.
  • You can sing your national anthem in four languages, and you have no idea what it means in any of them.
  • You know someone who knows someone who has met Nelson Mandela.
  • You go to braais regularly, where you eat boerewors and swim, sometimes simultaneously.
  • You know that there's nothing to do in the Free State.
  • You produce a R100 note instead of your driver's licence when stopped by a traffic officer
  • You can do your monthly shopping on the pavement
  • You have to hire a security guard whenever you park your car
  • When you are a victim of crime and say: "At least I'm still alive"

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