I Am South African

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    You Know You're South African When...

    Someone sent this to me and I thought it was quite good so decided to share it with "julle"... 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...
    psyko psyko
    36-40, F
    43 Responses May 24, 2009

    I am a proud south african,

    it is a very beautiful country and indeed a great one
    greycee09 greycee09
    16-17, F
    Dec 18, 2015

    If anyone would like a professional photoshoot

    in Johannesburg or Pretoria, message me so we can arrange it
    Talldude81 Talldude81
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 21

    I Have A Question About South Africa

    Questions about South Africa were posted on a South African Tourism Website and were answered by the website owner. Q: Does it ever get windy in South Africa? I have never seen it rain on TV, so how do the plants grow? ( UK ) A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit...
    CatchCabby CatchCabby
    56-60, F
    52 Responses May 31, 2010

    African Poem

    I am an African not because I was born here But because my skin is black But because my mind is engaged by Africa I am an African Not because I live on Its Soil But because my soul is at home in Africa When Africa weeps for its children my cheeks are stained with tears...
    Macherry Macherry
    18-21, F
    13 Responses Sep 15, 2013

    beautiful country but too much darkies lol.

    .. just kidding I love my African brothers and sisters :D
    bhabha786 bhabha786
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2015

    The Santam Insurance Ads say it all.

    .. One of a kind country
    PrivateTh0ughts PrivateTh0ughts
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 5, 2015

    I always get weird looks

    when I say it, but yes, I am South African. I speak a little Afrikaans but not much. My favourite part of South Africa is obviously the sun.
    purrfectrosie purrfectrosie
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 19, 2014
    JessiAimee JessiAimee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2015
    ORiON9 ORiON9
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 24, 2015

    Looking for female friends to chat with

    that lives in KZN....any takers!!!!
    phoebee123 phoebee123
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 19

    1/2 South African, born

    and raised in England and currently living in England. however, I've always have had more of a connection to my South African roots than my English roots and I love South Africa so much and trying to learn Afrikaans and want to do conservation work there. I want to get out of...
    TheMadHatteri TheMadHatteri
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2015

    What message are we sending to the world,

    South Africa' s Justice System has failed Oscar Pistoruis . Does our Justice System only apply to certain South African ' s, or does it exempt high profile cases . The High Court and the countries largest TV Channel named; Multichoice agreed in court to broadcast the trial of...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 25

    As much as I think of leaving,

    there's something about this place, the magic in the air, the spirit, the culture, the love that as much as I imagine..... Nothing will quite like home then this place that gave breath to me....💜
    TinkerFae TinkerFae
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jan 3, 2015

    Times Are Tight

    I was sent this mail and thought it worth sharing: For the last few weeks we have been bombarded with bad news about our country. Eskom's incompetence, the "xenophobic" violence, the petrol price, interest rates etc - all bad news, or so the media would have us believe...
    titfortattoo titfortattoo
    36-40, F
    18 Responses Jul 9, 2008
    Rishay Rishay
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 23, 2014

    Madiba Quoted No one is born hating another

    person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion. People learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than the opposite. Maybe it was meant to be that I came across this quote from Madiba himself who was...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2014

    YOU Are Proudly South African When:

    YOU ARE PROUDLY SOUTH 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...
    titfortattoo titfortattoo
    36-40, F
    18 Responses Feb 19, 2008

    De La Ray - Very Patriotic South African Song

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtKKJSfYraU&feature=youtu.be The controversial song by Bok van Blerk about the Anglo-Boer War that caused an outcry of indignation in South Africa. As the British tried to do a hundred years ago, the black majority government is now trying to...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch
    41-45, F
    Jan 4, 2013
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Sep 11, 2015
    Danienudist123 Danienudist123
    46-50, M
    Sep 12, 2015

    If anyone in Johannesburg

    or Pretoria is looking for a male to pose for art classes, photography, sculpting etc message me
    Talldude81 Talldude81
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jul 22, 2015
    IndiiigoMoon IndiiigoMoon
    16-17
    Sep 20, 2015

    Hi, I am looking for a lady to pose

    for some swimsuit and lingerie pics in Pretoria. Message me if you are interested.
    Talldude81 Talldude81
    31-35, M
    Dec 10, 2015

    I'm just a spontaneous lady from Johannesburg

    who's proud to be a South African
    NtokyYolandaDlamini NtokyYolandaDlamini
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 16, 2015

    Iam hopewell who live in south africa

    and willingly to meet others who live in durban any race am bisexual who is willing to experience wth anyone can wattsapp me on 0620317194
    magicgirls magicgirls
    22-25, M
    Jul 22, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 7, 2015

    Trots Suid Afrikaans

    Ek's n boer, Suid Afrikaner of Afrikaner, ek is en was nog altyds trots op my herkoms. Om 'n boer genoem te word is wat ons is, ons is boere. Ons boer nogsteeds vandag op plase, Suid Afrika het verskeie boerderye wat uitvoer so volgendende keer voor jy 'n opinie wil lig oor my...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2013

    “For to be free is not merely to cast off

    one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” - Nelson Mandela.
    PuppetOnStrings PuppetOnStrings
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 27, 2015

    Good Day Fellow South Africans

    When someone says that they are South African that statement comes with a lot of questions attached so I will simply answer those questions upfront and get it over with. - I am a white male. Even though I am not black I belong here. I was born here , my parents were born here...
    wraithorn wraithorn
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Nov 5, 2010

    I was born in what was

    until almost the sand time called Transvaal. It was a Voortrekker state founded after the long journey from Cape through Orange Free State, by settlers and various cities like Johannesburg and Pretoria were founded. My home town is Potchefstroom. Now probably called something...
    Liebenbergmrl Liebenbergmrl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2015

    I Remember.....

     It's been a long time since I left but I have memories that have been indelibly etched on my mind. Even the small, seemingly inconsequential things.    Recently, I read a book by Dennis Herson, entitled  "I Remember King Kong.' The cover shows a...
    penguinswon penguinswon
    51-55
    14 Responses Jan 3, 2010

    Remembering A Great Nation - Rhodesia.

    My entire family, save for one uncle, fled from Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1980 when Mugabe came to power. They all moved down to South Africa where most of us have lived ever since. Since the Apartheid regime fell in 1994 this country has also been gradually declining in many...
    NorseChief NorseChief
    26-30, M
    19 Responses Apr 7, 2011

    Been born and raised in Africa

    and loved every minute Africa is not for sissies :D
    DDT97 DDT97
    18-21, M
    Oct 7, 2014

    Iam Iam!

    Iam proudly South African as we proudly put it. But now have given up my citizenship for Norwegian as Im married and living in Norway. My kids are Nowergian born and speak the language. I miss the diversity of South African people. I miss the care-freeness of dancing on the...
    bireese bireese
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 17, 2012

    Our friend from South Africa is coming to visit

    us for the weekend. I am so excited to see him. No one from home comes to visit us. Going to be so good to see him and catch up. I'm so excited I could pee my pants :P it will be soooooooooooo good to have a little of SA in our home. I do love my friend dearly and miss...
    itsMaggimay itsMaggimay
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 4
    00Broken00 00Broken00
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2015
    nhlanhla17 nhlanhla17
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    So we said bye for now to our SA chomma.

    Was lovely having him here. We decided to take a drive though the country and show him the beauty of Scotland. On our way we stopped at the Glenfiddich distillery. One of the Speyside whisky distilleries. Pity the tours were full that day but we still managed to get a walk...
    itsMaggimay itsMaggimay
    36-40, F
    Mar 7

    I live in and love the Mother City .

    . Cape Town .. you rock!
    lisloo007 lisloo007
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 18, 2014
    00Broken00 00Broken00
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2015

    Gotta love South Africa,

    winters began and the sun is still blazing
    Peeweepun Peeweepun
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Apr 18, 2014

    I'm South African by citizenship.

    Moved there when I was 10.. been there eversince. I'm currently away but I MISS HOME (yes, sue me... I consider SA home more than any other place in my world) I've SA to thank for who I am and how I think.. I'd probably be dead, or unhappily married to a Taliban general with 5...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Apr 25, 2014

    I am writing this piece to BEG people from all

    over the world to give the same kind of attention, if not more, to another, even more horrific and pressing disaster facing South Africa! Irefuse to believe that we live in a world where HUMAN life is less valued. We have been placed on level 6 of a possible 8, by Genocide...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 3, 2015
    kenspyker kenspyker
    51-55, M
    Jan 10

    A Day /week In The Life Of A South African Young Dude!

    1st off, -love our beautiful women, they're Gorgeous and really know how to take care or rather cater for a guy! Coming from a generation that greets with howsit, eita, whatsup or what kind. One that calls guys oaks or just ous, where a 'jol' starts on thursdays, where we'd...
    guy24 guy24
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Nov 2, 2012

    My heart flutters each time South Africa comes

    on TV. oh how I miss home. The pap The proper borewors Fanta grape Cheese Nick Nacks Dry wors my friends. I hope to see you soon.
    itsMaggimay itsMaggimay
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 2

    I tried living in Europe

    because I thought being white made me a European. I came home because I discovered I'm an African, and I'm so happy to be back in Jozi - chaotic, dirty, lovable, spirited Jozi
    modderboy modderboy
    56-60, M
    Feb 1

    I want to go home so badly this older

    Australian male just started raging at me because I do not like living in Australia. He was racist and made racial comments about the people and the country as well as trying to convince me half the things teenagers do here are normal. I want to go home so badly. I am a proud...
    cristinaluciana cristinaluciana
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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