Mzansi Taal

Being the multicultural mixing pot that it is, South Africa has more than its fair share of colloquialisms that to an outsider would sound a little peculiar! Over the years we’ve written a number of articles on the different isiZulu slang words that have entered popular culture, but now there’s a one-stop shop which includes words from all the different languages spoken in South Africa. Mzansi Taal lists hundreds of words which with a  simple click of your mouse offer you a unique view into South African culture. It’s a bit of fun, but also educational if you come across a word or a saying that you have no idea about!

Visit to see the fill list of words. You can also add any local words or phrases that might be missing from the Mzansi Taal list.

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