SA Languages Word of the Day

Drawing from 11 official languages, South Africa’s slang reflects the country’s rich – and unique – diversity.

The South African Word of the Day: Makarapa

Drawing from 11 official languages, South Africa’s slang reflects the country’s rich – and unique – diversity.

SA Languages Word of the Day

Drawing from 11 official languages, South Africa’s slang reflects the country’s rich – and unique – diversity.

Drawing from 11 official languages, South Africa’s slang reflects the country’s rich – and unique – diversity.

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Makarapa: A makarapa is a hand-cut and hand-painted hard hat worn typically by sports fans at stadiums.

They belong to the typical South African football fan’s supporters gear and are increasingly popular with fans of other sports.

Fans spend hours sculpting and painting their makarapa in the colours and emblem of their club or country.

WHO SAID THAT | THE SOUTH AFRICAN QUOTE OF THE DAY

This week’s words of the day:

Monday, 21 November – Babbalas

Tuesday, 22 November – Diski

Wednesday, 23 November

Thursday, 24 November

Friday, 25 November

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