YOU ARE PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN WHEN:
You call a bathing suit a "swimming
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 Orange 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
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".
You know a taxi can move twice it's
certified number of people in one trip.
You travel 100's of kilometres to see
You know the rules of Rugby better than
To get free electricity you have to pay
a connection fee of R750.
More people vote in a local reality TV
show than in a local election.
People have the most wonderful names:
Christmas, Goodwill, Pretty, Wednesday, Blessing, Brilliant, Gift,
Precious, Innocence and Given, Patience, Portion, Coronation.
"Now now" or "just now" can mean
anything from a minute to a month.
You continue to wait after a traffic
light has turned to green to make way for taxis travelling in the
Travelling at 120 km/h you're the
slowest vehicle on the highway/freeway.
You're genuinely and pleasantly
surprised whenever you find your car parked where you left it.
A bullet train is being introduced, but
we can't fix potholes.
The last time you visited the coast you
paid more in speeding fines and toll fees than you did for the entire
You paint your car's registration on the
You have to take your own linen with you
if you are admitted to a government hospital.
You have to prove that you don't need a
loan to get one.
Prisoners go on strike.
You don't stop at a red traffic light,
in case somebody hijacks your car.
You consider it a good month if you only
get mugged once.
Ruwandan refugees start leaving the
country because the crime rate is too high.
You consider a high crime rate as
You actually get these jokes and pass
them on to other friends from SA.
VIVA RSA!! VIVA!!!!!
(thanks for this one Lee!)